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Nancy May

December 17, 1937 ~ September 5, 2021 (age 83)

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Nancy May, 83, of Galena, MO, formerly of Woodstock, passed away on Sun., Sept. 5, peacefully at home with her daughter. 

Nancy was born Dec. 17, 1937 to Albert and Adelia (Holste) Porep in Mt. Prospect, IL.  She was a graduate of Woodstock High School.  She married John E. May on Nov. 29, 1958 in Woodstock.  Nancy retired from TriCor/formerly known as Century Title.  She enjoyed the detail-oriented work, her co-worker family, and the customers. At the time of her passing, she was living with her daughter, Bonnie, in Galena, MO.  Prior to that, Nancy and John were active dairy farmers on Raycraft Road in Woodstock for over 50 years.

Nancy was a long time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.  She had many talents and joys throughout her life.  She lived most of her life on a dairy farm, she enjoyed gardening, baking, and raising her daughter and son.  Her baking skills led to cake decorating for both birthday parties and weddings.   She was an avid reader and loved Bingo nights with her girlfriends.    Nancy loved to travel, loved to dance, and loved music, she was an accomplished accordion player.  She was a talented seamstress and made several Halloween costumes much to her granddaughters’ delight.

Survivors include her children Brad (Amy Huebsch) May of Lakeville, MN and Bonnie L. May-Foster with fiancé Terry Kathalynas of Galena, MO, granddaughters Hannah May of Columbia Heights, MN and Elizabeth May of St. Paul MN, and brother Roger (Kathy) Porep of Woodstock.

She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Adelia, and husband of 55 years, John May.

There will be a visitation from 1 PM - 2:30 PM with a short service at 2:30 PM Sun., Sept. 12 at Saunders Funeral Home & Crematory, 1745 S. Eastwood Dr., Woodstock, IL 60098. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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Call the funeral home for more info at 815-420-3030.

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Memorial Gathering
September 12, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Saunders Funeral Home & Crematory
1745 S. Eastwood Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098

Memorial Service
September 12, 2021

2:30 PM
Saunders Funeral Home & Crematory
1745 S. Eastwood Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098


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