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JoAnn May

JoAnn Rose May (Clark)

Monday, April 3rd, 1933 - Saturday, January 9th, 2021
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JoAnn Rose May, 87, of Bear Lake, died January 9th, 2021 at home surrounded by her family.
She was born April 3rd, 1933 in Lincoln Park, the daughter of George & Margaret (Winstanley)

JoAnn loved her work at Ford Motor Company. She and Fred moved the family to Bear Lake in
1969, where she worked at Onekama School, and then at Saywers/Coloma’s in Bear Lake.
JoAnn attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Onekama where she helped with the food

JoAnn was known for being a wonderful seamstress, avid reader, enjoyed being in book club,
playing cards, the game mahjong, belonged to her TOPS group in Bear Lake, her wonderful
friendships, attending her grandkids high school games, her charitable givings, her wonderful
home cooking and one of her favorite music groups the BeeGees. Those who knew JoAnn
knew that there was always a nice roast in the oven, and you should probably stay for dinner.
Most took up on the offer.

On June 21st, 1957 she married Fred W. May (who preceded JoAnn in death) in Lincoln Park.
JoAnn is survived by her children, Jeff May, MaryAnn Batsakis (Thomas Johnson) & son Alex
Batsakis, Dean (Monica) May & daughters Allyson, Olivia & Claire, Fred (Janette) May &
daughter Hayley & son Clark.

We know that JoAnn would want to give a special thank you on behalf to all the special people
in her life that were her friends but felt like family.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her sister Martha Clark & brother Ed Clark.

Visitation will take place on Thursday January 14th, 2021 at Oak Grove Funeral Home &
Cremation Center in Manistee from 11-1. Funeral Service will be private.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Food Pantry of Onekama, Bear Lake
Keddie Norconk Library, or the Bear Lake Athletic Boosters.

Please share a memory or photo with the family at Arrangement by
Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
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  • Interment

    Pleasanton Township Cemetery
    Corner of Lumley Road and US 31
    The Cemetery is just north of Lumley Road on US-31
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    In The Spring
Private Family Service


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kathleen winterberg

Posted at 03:11am
we were neighbors on grandview st. I remember when all of her children were born. Best street all the kids got along and parents. Linda and Karen Scheske, remember playing with them and the birthday parties. love to all of you Kathleen Winterberg (Scheske) A sad time for you but lots of happy memories.

Jerrold and Marilyn Johnson

Posted at 03:37pm
to Jeff, MaryAnn, Dean, Fred and families we are very sorry to hear of your moms passing, we had so many good times with your mom and dad..snowmobiling, getting together with friends and all the good times as neighbors. Your mom was one of the nicest people we have known and we will always have very fond and loving memories of her!

The Krause Family

Posted at 12:11pm
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Mark and Laura Clark

Posted at 07:24pm
We are so sorry for your your loss.
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Scott & Danette Clark

Posted at 01:52pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. God Bless Aunt Jo!!
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