In memory of
Dorothy A. May
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In memory of
Dorothy A. May
Dorothy A. May CHILLICOTHE : Dorothy A. May, 88, of Chillicothe, was promoted to glory 6:42 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Heartland of Chillicothe following an extended illness. She was born April 28, 1928, in Ross County to the late William and Carrie Fannin Zickafoos. On January 10, 1950, she married Robert J. May Jr who preceded her in death March 7, 2009. Surviving are children, Betty Ann (Tim) Doles, Dorothy "Dottie" (Larry) Harwell, both of Chillicothe, Robert "Rob" (Bonnie) May III, of Piketon, Charles "Chuck" (Vicki) May, Lori (Roger) Oyer, Janet (Russ) Coffill and Dawn (Gene) Oyer, all of Chillicothe; son-in-law, Bill Kelly, of Columbus; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Tad (Kim) Doles and their three children, Karen Doles, J.R. Harwell and his two children, A.J. (Rochelle) Harwell and their three children, Susie Cullen and her eight children, Robin (Richard) Smith and their three children, Carrie (Jeremy) Stover and their three children, Sarah (Ken) Brooks and their seven children, Rob May IV (and special friend Jessie), Rachel Oyer, Megan (Brian) Roper and their son, Amy Oyer, Jennifer (Brian) Peters, Samantha (Alberto) Carrion and their daughter, Matt Coffill, Amanda Oyer, and Elizabeth (Steve) Daugherty and their son; numerous nieces and nephews; two sisters, Mary (Larry) Current, Rosemary (Harold) Beverage, of Texas. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Kelly; a grandson, Christopher May; a great-granddaughter, Callie Roper; a brother, Oliver William Zickafoos and a sister Hester Radcliff. Dorothy was a life-long soldier at the Chillicothe Salvation Army, where she taught Sunday School classes, Girl Guards, Bible studies and Vacation Bible School (and where she met her husband-to-be). Besides being a mother and homemaker, her other jobs in life included working at the Salvation Army in Chillicothe and at Chillicothe Hospital in the laundry—she was proud that she was of those chosen to stock the linen shelves at the new Adena Hospital when it was built. Dorothy was a talented seamstress and won awards for her crocheting. The family would like to thank Heartland staff and Heartland Hospice staff for their care. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2017 at the WARE FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens with Lt. Selah Bender officiating. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Sunday and prior to the service on Monday at the Ware Funeral Home. You may sign her online register at
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