Mary May

Mary May
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Mary Alice May, nee Mertz, 87, of Belleville, IL, born May 19, 1930, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017, in Lebanon, IL

Mary was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd May; a son, Terry May; a daughter, Linda Groetken; a grandson, Ryan Groetken; a granddaughter, Brittany May; her parents, George and Elizabeth, nee Travis, Mertz; and three sisters, Jean Rodemeyer, Fern Stookey, and Charlotte Havel.

Surviving are two daughters, Dianne (Wayne) Ballard of Fairview Heights, IL, and Mary (Terry) Meyer of Belleville, IL;
a son, Robert (Beth) May of Belleville, IL;
ten grandchildren, Christy, Kimberley, Jordan, Lauren, Kelly, Joe, Scott, Jenny, Tracy, and Chad;
and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Clair Associated Vocational Enterprise “SAVE”.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Douglas Stewart officiating.

Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL



3 Comments on Mary May

Lou Ann J James said : Guest Report Dec 01, 2017 at 3:34 PM

My deepest condolences to the family of Mary May. She was one of the sweetest people I've known and fondly remembered as one of my most dedicated volunteers in the Belleville Public Library Archives. Whenever I look at her cherished gift to me of a stuffed St. Louis Cardinal, I will always remember her.

  • IL
Deb Sowa said : Guest Report Nov 27, 2017 at 1:21 PM

I came to work at Westfield Manor this morning and was saddened to learn of Ms Mary's passing. She always had a smile and a sweet word for everyone, staff and residents alike. I am so very sorry for you loss and you are all in my heart and prayers!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Joy Huber Hess said : Guest Report Nov 25, 2017 at 9:52 PM

Mary so sorry for your loss. I lost my Mom almost 2 years ago. It is hard, I know. Your grade school friend Joy Huber.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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