In memory of
Betty Jean (Weber) May, 89, passed from this earth on Saturday (Aug. 11, 2018). She was born on a farm in rural Marion County on Oct. 12, 1928, to George J. and Leah (Vogel) Weber. She was the youngest of five children. Two sisters, Alvina and Mae, died at birth. Betty was a former Director of Nursing for Marion Manor and Peabody Nursing Home. She attended Dobbs one-room school house for eight years, walking two miles to school each day. She graduated from Marion High School. On May 4, 1946, she married Francis Leroy May in Lyons. They celebrated 55 years of marriage. To this union, they had four children: Stanley, Steven, Gregory and Jeanne. Betty was a member of the Marion Christian Church for 56 years. After raising her four children, she pursued her lifelong dream to attend Hesston College Nursing School and graduated in 1984, receiving her RN license at the age of 56. She retired at the age of 72 to care for her ailing husband until his death in 2001. Prior to her nursing profession, she worked for Dr. Eugene Vinduska in Marion for many years, ALCO Discount Store in Newton and J.C. Penny in Newton. Another dream Betty and Francis had was to build a house on Main Street in Marion; many hours of enjoyment were spent visiting with family, friends and neighbors on the front porch and watching traffic drive by. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, George and Leah; brother, Vernon; sister, Violet, husband, Francis; and son, Stanley. Survivors include daughter-in-law, Donna May of Marion; son, Steven and wife Missy of Marion; son,Gregory and wife Melinda of Leon; daughter, Jeanne and husband Brant Bergren of Newton; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday (Aug. 13, 2018) at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2018) at the Marion Christian Church. Interment will follow the service at Marion Cemetery in Marion. Memorials can be made to St. Luke Living Center in Marion.
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