Stephanie Leanne May 1987 - 2012 Lawrence
A Celebration of Life Service for Stephanie Leanne May, 25, Lawrence, will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Hiawatha, KS. Burial will be at the Highland Cemetery. She died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Friday, Oct. 5.
She and her son, Corbin Owen May-Bryant, were visiting friends when the accident occurred approximately nine miles west of Watertown, S.D. Corbin, 3 1/2, sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Prairie Lakes Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 6 to his father Nathan Bryant of Lawrence.
Stephanie was born Jan. 13, 1987 to Steven and Leanda Windmeyer May in Delta, CO. After a few years living in Colorado, the family returned to make Hiawatha their home. She was educated in the Hiawatha school district, graduating from Hiawatha High School in 2005. Some of her many activities while in school included membership in the National Honor Society; choral music including Headliners.
She went on to graduate with an Associate Arts Degree from Highland Community College, participating in Lads & Lasses vocal music ensemble; and attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence. While in Lawrence she worked for Hastings Entertainment’s store as a department manager then began a career with Walmart, Inc. – most recently as an assistant manager of Walmart’s new Neighborhood Market store in Overland Park, KS.
Her passions in life included a love of music and cooking surpassed only by her love and devotion to her son.
Survivors include her son, Corbin, Lawrence; mother, Leanda May, Hiawatha; paternal grandmother, Anne May, Hiawatha; brother Dusty (Georgia) May, Hiawatha and niece, Hannah, and nephews, Seth, Troy, and Dillon May; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding her in death were her father, Steven; Maternal grandparents Leland and Genevieve Windmeyer; and paternal grandparent Vernon May.
A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. 7th St., Hiawatha, KS.
In lieu of flowers, the family has established an educational fund for her son. Memorials to the fund can be made in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home.
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