Robert May

Robert May

Wednesday, December 30th, 1931 - Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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Robert Wallace May left this earth peacefully on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. The fourth and youngest child of Roy and Amy May, Bob was born at the family farm in Lyons, Kansas on December 30, 1931. Growing up in Hutchinson with his siblings, Cleo, Betty, and Ed; life following the Great Depression provided many lessons that would benefit Bob his entire life. While working at the Dillon’s store on Plum Street, Bob met Elizabeth Ulmer. Bob and Liz were married in 1952 just before he left to serve in the Army during the Korean War. They liked to joke that they stayed married for so long because they were apart for their first year of marriage. After Bob returned home, he attended Kansas State Teacher’s College of Emporia, graduating in 1958. While his first teaching position was in Mulvane, the majority of his teaching career was at Enterprise Elementary School in Wichita. Not only a dedicated educator, Bob was a great dad to Lisa, Robert, and Chris. He was active as a 4-H Leader, involved in church activities, and supported the kid’s other clubs and events. Bob loved to be outside in his garden, walking, or fishing. This was good practice for his favorite title: Grandpa. He was always up for a concert, ball game, or enjoying time together with his seven grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; parents, Roy and Amy May; brother, Ed May; and his sisters, Betty Smith and Cleo Kornelson. Survivors include his sons, Robert W. May (Tammy) of Wichita, Chris May (Jeanette) of Peck, daughter, Lisa Brose (Jeff) of Fort Collins, CO; grandchildren, Christian May (Melissa), Zach, Natalie, and Nathan May, Katie, Audrey, and Austin Brose; and his lifelong friend, Gerald “Jerry” Sanderson. A visitation will be held on Sunday, 1 – 8 on Sunday, September 22, with family receiving friends from 5 – 7 pm, Smith Mortuary, 501 SE Louis Blvd., Mulvane. Funeral service will be held 10 am Monday, September 23 at Council Hill Christian Church, 1268 N. Seneca Road, Peck. A memorial has been established with Council Hill Christian Church, 1268 N. Seneca Road, Peck, KS 67120.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smith Mortuary - Mulvane
    501 SE Louis Blvd.
    Mulvane, KS 67110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The May family will greet friends 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday at Smith Mortuary, Mulvane Chapel.
  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 10:00am
    Council Hill Christian Church
    1268 North Seneca Road
    Peck, Kansas 67120
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Doug Fraley
  • Interment

    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 |
    Monday, September 23rd, 2019
    Council Hill Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Harry Simpson

Posted at 04:14pm
Rest Robert, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Sharon Hawkins

Posted at 11:08am
Mr. May was my 6th grade teacher at Enterprise 1963-1964. He was my absolute favorite teacher, EVER! In 1986, my daughter was fortunate to have him as her 6th grade teacher. The picture is from the "end of school" party at Joyland with Mandy. I'm saddened to hear of his passing..... my thoughts are with his family.
Sharon Hawkins

Judy Torres

Posted at 09:39am
I got to know Bob when my husband Pastor Andy Torres served the Peck United Methodist church. What a blessing Bob was to the church and the people of Peck. I am sure that Andy and Bob are sharing all kinds of stories in heaven right now. May God's peace and His love surround you all at this time.
Judy Torres

The Schmid Family

Posted at 07:45pm
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Posted at 01:09pm
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