Rosemary May

Died: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 14, 2017
Location: Barber Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Nov. 15, 2017
Location: First United Methodist Church

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MAY, Rosemary A.

of Center St. Horseheads passed away Sat. Nov. 11, 2017. Rosemary was predeceased by her husband, Ellwyn May in 2000.  She is survived by her son and daughter, Joseph (Nancy) May of Carrollton, VA, Bonnie Milliman of Painted Post NY; Grandchildren,

Justin (Amanda) May, Melissa (Ryan) Runge, Joel May, Stacy Milliman, and Carissa Milliman; Great grandchildren, Henry, Nicole and Lila; Maxwell and William;

Several nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Donald, Clifford, Meredith and Cecil Molyneux; Rosemary was a longtime member of Horseheads First United Methodist Church and active volunteer there. She attended Houghton College and graduated from Elmira College and retired from Big Flats Elementary having taught both 3rd and 4th grade for almost 30 years. She was a member of DAR, Horseheads Women’s Club, (AAUW) American Association of University Women and Retired Teachers Association. Rosemary was an Election Inspector with the County Board of Elections and also a member of the Chemung County Republican Party, participating in the Amory Houghton Campaign and was a member of the Horseheads American Legion. Rosemary also enjoyed traveling, skiing, and playing bridge. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Tues. Nov. 14, 2017 from 4-6:00 pm.  Her service will be celebrated in the First United Methodist Church 1034 W. Broad St. Horseheads, on Wed. Nov. 15, 2017 at 11:00 am.  A time of fellowship and lunch will follow her service there in the adjoining fellowship hall. Burial service will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Rosemary may do so with memorials to Living Memorial Endowment Fund of Horseheads First United Methodist Church 1034 W. Broad St. Horseheads NY 14845 or Horseheads American Legion 71 Old Ithaca Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Condolences at

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Daniel Bergeron
   Posted Mon November 13, 2017


"With every bird that sings, with every breeze that blows, remember they are with you, watching over you." Prayers are with you and your family. Love from all of the BlueForce family

Anne Castilow
   Posted Mon November 13, 2017
I hope you all know I would like to be there with you but I have added more prayers for all of you.
I am so glad Bonnie and Joe were with Rosemary .
She will be greatly missed for friendship, bridge, jokes, etc.etc.
I know you have great memories and so do we. Sincerely, Anne C

Beatricce Mitchell
   Posted Mon November 13, 2017
Condolences go out to the family of Mrs. May. Losing someone you love is never easy. Please find comfort in the promise from God found at
Revelation 21:4, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be any more.
The former things have passed away." What a wonderful outlook for the
future. In the meantime may God supply you the strength needed now and
in the days ahead. (Isaiah 12:2)

Cliff and Eileen Molyneux
   Posted Mon November 13, 2017
Of course our hearts are broken hearing about Aunt Rosemary's passing! But we fully believe that she will be watching over us as we go about our lives. We have nothing but cherished memories of her that will never fade with time. One thing she always spoke to us about was the cousins keeping in touch with each other. Eileen and fully intend to keep that alive for her!

Ann Moore
   Posted Mon November 13, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the May family! Rosemary was a true friend and I'll always cherish the fun times we had at Big Flats School & during our retirement years.
Ann Moore

   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
To the family and friends of Rosemary,
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. It sounds like she had a large impact on many peoples lives in such a positive way.
I hope you can find peace from the God of all comfort. He assures us that very soon "There is going to be a resurrection." - Acts 24:15. For more encouraging thoughts from the Bible please go to

Jim Jessup
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017
Joe,Bonnie,and families

I was home for Thanksgivng and heard the sad news of your Mom's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember playing in the basement of your home on Center St. and the games we played in the yard(especially the chestnut wars) when we were kids. So long ago, but still very fresh in memory.Hope you have many good and fond memories of such a wonderful lady. Jim