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May, Sylvia Jane (Sires) 1908-1991


Posted By: Errin Wilker (email)
Date: 1/26/2007 at 10:08:42

Sylvia Jane May, 83, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 1991, at her home in Clayton, Ia.

She was born Jan. 23, 1908 in New Albin to Roy and Lena (Hahn) Sires.

June 25, 1938 she married Ronald G. May in Dubuque. Most of their married life was lived in New Albin, Ia.. In 1962 they moved to Clayton.

Sylvia was a school teacher, having taught in several country schools in Allamakee County. After many years of attending college, she earned her bache­lor's degree at age 62. She
taught second grade at Garnavil­lo until her retirement in 1973.

She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Waukon, Ia., and for many years belonged to the Homemaker's Club in Clayton.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald "Pondo" May of Clay­ton; two sons, John of Clayton and James of Waukon; a daugh­ter, Kathleen Brosius of Stoddard, Wisc.; and eight grandchil­dred. Also surviving are four sisters, Goldie Rocksvold, Eme­rald Grahlman, both of Waukon, Beryl Pokorny of Havanna, Ill., and Opal Britan of Lincoln, Neb.; and two brothers, Roy Thomas Sires of Eastman, Wisc., and Sardius Sires of Gleneden Beach, Ore.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 in Thornburg Funeral Home, McGregor, Ia., with Elder Dave Ke­terson officiating. Burial was in the Clayton Cemetery.

Source: Waukon Standard, Waukon, IA


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