Thursday, April 7, 2011

Linda Duncan May, 72 of Cassville, passed away of brain cancer, on March 30, 2011. She was born at Purdy on March 5, 1939, the daughter of Burnis and Violet Duncan. On Aug. 7, 1957, she was united in marriage to Leland May.

Her undergraduate education was at Purdy, her bachelor's degree in English at Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar and her master's degree at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville. She finished her 30-year educational career as director of special services at the Maryville Public Schools.

She was active in Baptist churches where she lived, often teaching a Sunday School class, serving as church pianist or singing in the choir.

Survivors include: her husband, Leland May; three children. David May and wife, Pam, of Kansas City, Jonathan May, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Jennifer Crosby and her husband, Mark, of Kansas City; and five grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Carl Max Duncan and his wife, Norma, of Cassville.

Funeral services were held Monday in Cassville First Baptist Church, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. James Weaver and Dr. David May conducted the services. Burial was at Purdy Cemetery, Purdy.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

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