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Lola (Swafford) May

March 23, 1931September 16, 2020
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Lola May, 89, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Lola was born March 23, 1931 in Clay County, Kentucky to the late Gilbert and Maudie (Duff) Swafford.

Lola graduated from Manchester High School in Manchester, Kentucky. She became a full time wife to her beloved husband, Woodroe May. He preceded her in death after 51 years of marriage in 2002. Lola was a care giver to anyone hungry, or anyone in need.

Lola lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and she especially loved to dance. She danced to music sung by her favorite artists; Loretta Lynn, Elvis, Travis Tritt, Lenzo May and Bit A Danger. She was musically gifted, and loved to play the guitar.

Lola was entertained by her Daily Soaps, her favorites included Andy Griffith and Archie Bunker. She went through volumes of word search books to keep her mind strong and agile. Lola was kind, nurturing, understanding, smart, but she was also very funny and loved to laugh. Among everything, Lola was a survivor. She was a warrior against cancer, she fought stage 4 lung cancer for 3 1/2 years and won.

Though there are too many achievements of Lola's to list, being a mother would be at the top.

Lola is survived by her 6 children; Donna Harrison, Dollie Settle (Jim), Sandy McDaniel, Debbie Harlan (Paul), Woody May (Tammy), Patricia Wright, 12 grandchildren; Jamison, Lola, Leslie, Heather, Terry, Angie, Erin, Steven, Stephanie, Anthony, Tyler, and Larry. She is survived by 17 great grand children, and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Also surviving her is a niece, Jeanette Sizemore, a sister-in-law Edna Hibbard (George), brother-in-law Roscoe May, many nieces and nephews, and many more who claimed her as their mom.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lola is preceded in death by all of her siblings. Her last sibling, Doshie Smith, passed away in July 2020.

Lola was a loving, caring, and amazing human being who will be missed greatly.

A visitation for Lola will be on Sept. 19th, 2020 from 12PM - 2PM at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st St, Indianapolis, Indiana. A funeral service will immediately follow. Burial will take place at Union Chapel Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com for the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Gilbert Swafford, Father (deceased)
  • Maudie (Duff) Swafford, Mother (deceased)
  • Woodroe May, Husband (deceased)
  • Donna Harrison, Daughter
  • Dollie Settle (Jim), Daughter
  • Sandy McDaniel, Daughter
  • Debbie Harlan (Paul), Daughter
  • Woody May (Tammy), Son
  • Patricia Wright, Daughter
  • Jamison Harrison, Grandchild
  • Lola Gaston, Grandchild
  • Leslie Settle, Grandchild
  • Heather McDaniel, Grandchild
  • Terry McDaniel, Grandchild
  • Angie Bland, Grandchild
  • Erin Query, Grandchild
  • Steven May, Grandchild
  • Stephanie May, Grandchild
  • Anthony May, Grandchild
  • Tyler Wright, Grandchild
  • Larry Wright, Grandchild
  • Edna Hibbard (George), Sister-in-law
  • Roscoe May, Brother-in-law
  • Jeanette Sizemore, Niece
  • 17 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great-Great Grandchildren, many nieces and nephews

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

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Angie Bland

September 17, 2020

Love you so much, my sweet sweet grandma. I will work hard everyday to make sure my heart is as loving and open as yours always has been with us. ❤️ We promise to take good care of each other always.

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