Wilhelmine Shiedl, “Wilma” to all who knew her, was born in Germany March 5, 1936.
On Dec. 9, 1958, she married the love of her life, Walter K. May, who was a man from Granville Summit stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army. They shared 58 wonderful years together and were blessed with three children.
Walter and Wilma worked a dairy near Troy for many years. She was a great help with daily farm operations and possessed a strong work ethic all her life. Wilma was an exceptionally caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was an excellent cook, made delicious pies, canned throughout the summers and also enjoyed crocheting.
Wilma and Walter especially loved taking car rides around the countryside. Reunited following 35 years, Wilma’s sister and her husband visited from Germany in 1994. Wilma, Walter and Jeannie were later able to visit many of Wilma’s family in Germany in 1996.The May family extends a heartfelt thank you to mom’s caretakers; Bobbie, Connie and Sylvia of Guthrie Hospice for their great support; to all that called on Mom, sent food and their prayers; also to Mrs. Fran Martin for the luncheon following the graveside service.
She was predeceased by her parents and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
In keeping with Wilma’s wishes, Mr. John Shimko, a family friend and lay church leader, will officiate a graveside service at Glenwood Cemetery in Troy 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, her family suggests your consideration of a memorial in Mrs. May’s name to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd. Towanda, PA 18848.
Pepper Funeral Home, Canton is assisting the May family with arrangements. Share condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com