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Edna Mae May


February 24, 1923 ~ February 15, 2017


Edna Mae May of Caldwell, Kansas passed away February 15, 2017 at the age of 93. Edna was born February 24, 1923, the daughter of Lauren Tatum Wykes and Elizabeth Wykes, the youngest of 18 siblings. She was raised on a small farm in northern Oklahoma.


She met and married Clarence David Harbison of Caldwell, Kansas at a young age. Together they had three children, David, Darlene and Dwain. They followed their dreams to southern California and were together for thirteen years. In California she met her second husband, George May. They stayed in California working together until it was time to retire, then they decided to call Caldwell their home.


Edna had quite a few hobbies, she loved trying her luck at the local casinos, and was always first to the car when the opportunity arose. She enjoyed spending time at the Caldwell Senior Center playing games and visiting with friends.


She loved family and would not pass the chance to spend time with them, playing card games, barbecues and just visiting.


She was a proud member of the Red Hat Society and had a closet full of hats to prove it. Edna was an avid collector of any and all things Betty Boop, and really loved catalog shopping.


Edna was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brothers and sisters.


She is survived by her three children, David Harbison, Darlene Harbison, Dwain Harbison who insists that he was her favorite; 12 grandchildren, multiple great and great- great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Kasnas.


Memorials may be given in memory of Edna to the Caldwell Senior Center and left in care of the mortuary.


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LAVERNE CHAPMAN - 02/18/2017

So sorry to hear of Edna Mae's passing. She was a very sweet lady who I always enjoyed talking to at Karl's grocery store when I worked there. Prayers for you whole family

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