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Official Obituary of

Joan Carolyn (Childress) May

April 30, 1943 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Joan May Obituary

Joan Carolyn May

(nee Childress)

Hammond, IN

April 30, 1943 – October 29, 2023

Joan C. May, age 80, of Hammond passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, October 29, 2023.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Joseph A. May; daughter, Debra (Rick) Stempf; sons: Joseph J. May and John A. May; grandchildren: Scott Stempf, Ryan (Chandra) Stempf, Lisa Marie Ellis, Kelly May, Eric, Michael, Branden, Cayla, Caledonia and Brittany; great-grandchildren: Noah and Grace Stempf; sister, Ann Parchman; sisters in-law: Sheila Piechna and Sherry Childress; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Childress; son, Bobby Gene May; sister, Faye Stafford; brothers: Jerry, Michael and James Childress.

Friends are invited to meet with the family for visitation on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Bocken Funeral Home 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond (Hessville). Private cremation to follow.

Joan was a long-time resident of Hammond; she enjoyedreading, doing crossword puzzles, watching QVC and spending time with family and friends. When she was well, she was a great cook and loved vacationing with Joe. Joan was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed.

 For more information you may call Bocken Funeral Home at (219)-844-1600, or www.bockenfunerals.com.

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November 1, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bocken Funeral Home
7042 Kennedy Avenue
Hammond, IN 46323


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