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3000 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 812-333-4400
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Bernard May

Bernard Keith May

Thursday, November 5th, 1936 - Friday, February 22nd, 2019
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Bernard Keith May, 82, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at the IU Health Hospice House, Bloomington, IN.
He was born November 5, 1936 in Bloomington to the late Haskell C. and Dora Inez (Pless) May.
Bernard was a Foreman at the Herald-Times for 40 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Monroe County Masonic Lodge #22 and a member of the York Rite. He was also a member of Northside Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sue (Lanam) May. He is also survived by a son Ron May (Tami) of Columbus, IN; two daughters, Karen Deckard Weddle of Indianapolis, IN and Dona Crippen of Bloomington, grandchildren Emily May of Indianapolis, Matthew Crippen of Corydon, Ashley Weddle, Jamie Weddle, Christina Weddle, all of Indianapolis, Nikki Fletcher (Joe), Colorado Springs, CO, Nathan May Manhattan, KS; Logan Smith, Columbus, Allison May, Manhattan, KS; Barbara May and Daphne May both of Columbus, one sister, Carolyn S. Puckett and one brother, Franklin B. May (Dorothy), and one sister-in-law, Betty J. May all of Bloomington and several great grandchildren.
Bernard was preceded in death by his first wife Barbara S. Lucas and one brother, Donald F. May.
The family would like to thank the staff at Garden Villa, Hospice House, the third floor staff at IU Health Bloomington, especially his nurse Ireland for their care and professionalism.
Visitation will be 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday February 27, 2019 at the Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN. A Masonic Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at The Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice House, Alzheimer’s Association or the Knights Templar Eye Foundation.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 10:30am
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Christina crossno

Posted at 08:35pm
I be miss you grandpa always all my life and I love you always

Donald may

Posted at 02:45pm
Good Man good uncle, he'll be missed

Karen Deckard Weddle

Posted at 07:00pm
The best dad that I could have ever wanted Love your daughter, Karen

Ron and Dawn

Posted at 06:49pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Karen, Ashley, Christina, & grandkids

Posted at 03:50pm
With love and hugs,
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