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Dorothy May

April 30, 1942 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Dorothy May Obituary

Dorothy May (Miller) passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 24th at 10:22 PM in Fort Wayne, Indiana surrounded by family at Parkview Hospital. Dorothy was born on April 30th, 1942 in Van Wert, Ohio to Noah Miller & Esther (Dempsey) Miller. She was a 1960 graduate of Van Wert High School. She married William R. May Sr. on September 1st, 1989. 

She was retired from Teleflex with 30 years of service where she served as union president for several of those years. She had also previously worked at Lincoln Life and Weatherhead. After her retirement she worked at the election polls for several years and was a volunteer at Hospice Community Health Professionals. Some other roles she held over the years were past President of Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary and past Senior Regent of the Moose. Hobbies she loved were cooking and baking cookies to share with her family who loved them. She also loved her pets, most recent her dogs Mike & Molly.  She formerly attended Trinity Friends Church. 

Dorothy is survived by 3 step sons, William R. May Jr of Roselms, Ohio, Michael (Joelle) May of Biloxi, Mississippi, Jeff (Tammy) May of Grover Hill, Ohio. Grandchildren; Joshua Boroff of Van Wert, Ohio, Natasha Boroff of Van Wert, Oh, Heather (Gregg) Bartel of Florida, Chaise (Jalyn) May of Grover Hill, Oh, Starrae (Daniel) Musser of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Blaise (Samantha) May of Oakwood, Ohio, Seth May of Payne, Ohio, and Crystal Protsman of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Step Grandchildren Ben Kochert, Jordan Kochert, and Alex (Jason) Loris.  Great Grand Children; Jayden Boroff, Sha-Lynn Boroff, Lorelai Boroff, Jude-Arthur Boroff, Nic May, Aleana Brown, McKenzie Clifton, Bryson Clifton, Josiah Clifton, Adilyn Clifton, Cooper May, Kanin May, Loklyn May, Montana May, Paisleigh May, Coen May, Adler Musser and several step great grandchildren whom she loved just the same. Dorothy is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Preceding her in death were her parents: Noah Miller & Esther (Dempsey) Miller. Husband William May Sr, Son Michael Protsman, her siblings Janet Bennet, Mabel Shaw, Betty Dunlap, Ethel Chivington, Phyliss Franke, Bill Davis, Tom Davis, Bob Davis and James Vernon.  Daughter in law Wilma May, Step Son Freeman May, Step Son Roy May, niece Eunice Bernhardt, Great Grandchildren Emmett Musser, Beckett Musser, and Pruett Musser.

Services will be held at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert, Ohio.  Viewing will be from 3-7 PM February 1st..  Funeral Service will be February 2nd a private viewing will be held for family from 11-12 with the service to begin at 12.  Following the service a funeral dinner will be served at Trinity Friends Church.

In Lieu of flowers Memorials in Dorothy's honor can be sent to Hospice of Community Health Professionals of Van Wert.

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February 1, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brickner Funeral Home
419 S. Washington St
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Service
February 2, 2024

12:00 PM
Brickner Funeral Home
419 S. Washington St
Van Wert, OH 45891


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