SIKESTON - Christine May, 84, died Sept. 5, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
Born Sept. 23, 1916, in Clay County, Ark., daughter of the late Joseph Lewis and Willie Lavada Wagner Murphy, she was a member of the Sikeston Community Church.
On May 19, 1934, she married Oather Liddell May who preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1980. She was also married to Robert Franklin who preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one son, Ray Liddell May of Sikeston; one daughter, Patricia Franklin Ruch of Jackson; four grandsons, Lewis Ray May and Alfred E. May of Sikeston, Christopher L. Ruch of Cape Girardeau and John R. Ruch of Jackson; and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home, where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Dolan Rogers, pastor of Sikeston Community Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector, Ark.
Pallbearers will be: Lewis May, Alfred May, Christopher Ruch, John Ruch, Cory Linderman and Howard Harper.