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Oct. 21, 1944 — Sept. 14, 2021 (age 76)

SALEM — Jane Elizabeth May, 76, of Salem, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 14) at the Hospice House in Poland.

She was born Oct. 21, 1944 in Niles, the daughter of Dalbert and Sylvia (Hurst) Bowman.

Prior to retirement in 2006, Jane worked in the laundry department at Salem Community Hospital.

She was a charter member of the West Point Lions Club (the first female Lions Club).

She was a longtime member of the First Christian Church of Salem. More recently, she attended Woodland Park United Methodist Church in McDonald.

She was a former member of the Salem Community Theater.

Jane loved her family and going on vacations. Many memories were made during camping trips and trips to the Trent River area in Canada.

She loved to watch television shows and movies, and especially enjoyed science fiction.

Jane loved to read and could most always be found with a book or word search in her hand.

She was also known for always having snacks to share with the grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Sid May Jr., whom she married June 30, 1973. He died Jan. 17, 1995. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Roy W. Bowman; her son, Jason R. Barker; her daughter, Pamela A. Wickersham; and her great-grandson, Ryder D. Metzgar.

She is survived by a brother, Lee R. Bowman; her children Lori (Lee) Mason, Penny Barker and James (Isabel) Barker; a son-in-law, Phillip Wickersham; grandchildren Marcella (Kevin) Fields, Joshua (Tiffany) Wickersham, Amanda Swanson, Haley (Chrissy) Wickersham-Cramer, Spencer Barker, Mariah (Jason) Hennen, Tyler Barker, Travis (Rachel) Metzgar and Mallory Mason; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive relatives and friends Monday (Sept. 20) from 4 to 6 p.m. at, Lane Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel. A funeral service will begin at 6 p.m.

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