Darlene Frances (Wilbur) May 1923 - 2011 Perry
Darlene Frances Wilbur May, 87, of Perry, died Thursday, February 24, 2011, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.
She was born March 19, 1923, at Lawrence, the daughter of Walter Townsend and Ruth Faye Gorden Wilbur.
Living in Perry since 1964, Mrs. May was a homemaker and had worked as a packing stock worker at Packer Plastics Manufacturing in Lawrence, retiring in 1983. She was a member of Williamstown Assembly of God Church.
She was married to Alvis Clayton May on August 10, 1942; he preceded her in death on March 22, 1985.
She is survived by one son, David T. (Debra) May, Perry, three daughters, Theresa King, Wichita, Donna Picolet, Lecompton, and Pauline K. (Kent) King, Perry; one brother, Ira “Pete” (Sharon) Wilbur, Oskaloosa; two sisters, Clara Ruth Haun, Meriden, and Mary Jane (Glenn) Broaddus, Meriden; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia A. Abel, a grandson, David P.C. May, a great-granddaughter, Samantha Shoemaker, five brothers, Gorden, Emery, Jim, John and Fred Wilbur, and a sister, Virginia Wilbur Patterson.
Visitation will be an hour before services, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Williamstown Assembly of God Church. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be at Buster Cemetery, northeast of Perry.
Mrs. May will lie in state from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa.
Memorials may be made to Williamstown Assembly of God Church or to Midland Hospice, sent in care of the Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.