John M. May

Services for John M. May, 74, Eudora, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Eudora United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery.Mr. May died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at his home.He was born Oct. 11, 1931, in Nortonville, the son of John M. and Vera R. Stephens May. He graduated from Eudora High School.Mr. May served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years in France, Utah, Washington, Turkey, Alabama, Vietnam, North Dakota, Taiwan and New Hampshire. He worked for Douglas County, Hercules, F.D. Richardson and Kansas University at Robinson Gym.He married Mary Ellen Schurr on Sept. 6, 1957, in Eudora. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a daughter, Karrie Botello, Nederland, Texas; three brothers, Vernon, Hiawatha, Charles M., Lawrence, and Ralph “Bob,” Groves, Texas; five sisters, Wilma Shepard and Mildred Morris, Eudora, Donna Courter and Mera Mize, Oskaloosa, and Ruth Nading, Marion, Iowa; and four grandchildren.A son, Kevin, died in 2003.Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Eudora Chapel, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.The family suggests memorials to the Sadie May Educational Fund, sent in care of the mortuary, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora 66025.E-mail condolences may be sent to, subject: May.