Mrs. Edna J. “Janie” May, 94 a resident of Brookfield, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at 2:32 P.M. at Hedrick
Medical Center, Chillicothe,MO. Janie was a longtime resident of Humphreys, MO.
Mrs. May was born Sept. 27, 1924 in Humphreys, the daughter of Ray and Eva Sayers Sharp. She
graduated from Humphreys High School. After graduation, Janie attended Kirksville State Teacher
College. Her first post of employment was as a teacher in a one room schoolhouse. After starting a
family, she became a cook at the Humphreys school, later becoming the school’s secretary. After
retiring from the secretary position at Humphreys, she was employed by the Farmers Home
Administration District office, and then by the farm service agency. She served as a secretary for both
offices in Trenton. She was married to Emmett May April 18, 1945. He preceded her in death, Oct. 1990.
Her survivors include one son Keith May, and wife Pam of Humphreys. Three grandchildren Colin May,
Bethany, MO. , Cale May, Ripon, Calif., and Kaylynn Bingham, Brookfield, MO. Three great grandchildren
Milaynie May, Justin May and James May. Janie is also survived by her nephew Bill O’Connor.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Florene O’Connor and Velda Jasper.