Stella E May

January 1, 1914January 30, 2012

MAY, Stella Elizabeth (Streit), 98, died Monday, January 30, 2012. She was born January 1, 1914 in North Vernon, IN. She was a beloved wife and mother. Preceding her in death are her husband, Edward S. May, son Arthur E. May, daughters Eileen E. Lee and Dorothy Jane May, grandsons Donald W. Lee and Baby May and great-granddaughter Annie Peterson. She is also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Conover and brothers Emery and John Streit. She is survived by her loving children: Lynn A Sisemore (Mike) of Lincoln, CA, Virginia L. Flint (Louis), Donald J. May and Kenneth F. May (Darrell) of Dayton. Her grandchildren also survive her: Cheri Peterson, Traci Hauffe, Jeffery Tremoureux, Michael A. Lee, Carrie L. Lee, Ray E. Flint, Shannon L. Friend, Kelly Wolfe, Michael May, Jenna D. Beeson, Julie D. Rucker, Jill E. Basom, Dr. Kenneth F. May Jr. and Dr. Steffan J. May; sisters Georgiana Poeppelman and Sister Virginia Ann Streit OSF and 26 great grandchildren. After many years as a homemaker, Stella was employed by UD in food service; she loved to be around young people and they loved her back. Visitation will be held at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Rd. on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 4 pm until 7 pm. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Friday morning, February 3 at 11:15 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 3033 Far Hills Ave. Kettering, OH 45429 at 12 Noon. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery following the Mass. Condolences for the family may be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, February 2, 2012
  • Prayers Friday, February 3, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 3, 2012

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Mary Westendorf Scherl

February 4, 2012

My parents and grandparents spoke so highly of Mrs. May. I am sorry for your loss (but heaven's gain).My sympathy .

February 4, 2012

My condolences to and prayers for the May family on the loss of your mother. I remember your mother from the Kennedy Student Union. What a pleasent person.

Patrick Talty UD '68

Sally M Turner

February 2, 2012

May the peace of our Lord be with the family members. Her life was well lived and she inspired those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Gary (Chip) Chadwell

February 2, 2012

Donnie and Kenny: A couple of years ago my dad was at Walnut Creek for a brief time and when i took him to an ice cream social they were having, I learned that your mom was there. I introduced myself as an old friend of yours. She was gracious and dignified--even to a stranger--just as I remembered her from all those years ago. Very sorry for your loss.

February 2, 2012

Our condolences to your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve,Darlene,Tara, and Caroline Milliken

Cynthia Black

February 2, 2012

To all Stella's family I would like to send condolences on behalf of my husband Jesse Black and myself, Cindy May Black. I have such fond memories of spending Sundays after Church visiting Aunt Stella and Uncle Ed. I will never forget watching Aunt Stella teaching trying to teach me how to make piecrust, a handful of this and a pinch of that. I still think of her every time I make a pie but my crust never tasted as good as hers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Fondly, Cindy Black

February 2, 2012

Our condolences to your entire family. We are thinking of you. Sheryl and Scott Mattis

Ted & Sandi Dooley

February 2, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Jack Keehan

February 2, 2012

Dear Don and Ken, Stelle means star...and what a bright light she was and always will be in your hearts. Love to all, Dr. Jack Keehan

Kenny May Jr.

February 1, 2012

Grandma Weetie fills my mind with memories. Her giggle, her songs, her catnaps. Gumdrop cookies and coffee. Calendars and stamps and knick-knacks and newspaper clippings. Her practicality that only living 98 years could provide. Her wise quizzical glance that told you that she always knew more than she was letting on. Her faith and prayers and daily Mass in person then on TV. The boundless family that she mothered, spanning continents and generations. Weetie, I'll miss you but know you're having a grand old time with all yours who have gone before. Love, Kenny Jr.