Cynthia Ann May – February 11, 2012

Cynthia Ann May, 91, of Amarillo, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 in St. Luke Presbyterian Church in Amarillo with Jim Wallace officiating.  Memorial services will be held at a later date in Milan, MO.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mrs. May was born June 19, 1920, in Altamont, MO to William and Phoebe Thompson.  She was a founding member and secretary of the Canadian River Regulators.  Mrs. May had volunteered for many years at the Swisher County Museum and Archives in Tulia.  She also served as secretary of the Oakwood Cemetery Association in Milan, MO.  Mrs. May grew up working in her father’s drug store, W.O. Thompson Drug Store in Milan and during the late 1940s, Mrs. May was co-owner of May & Megrew Drug Store in Milan.    Mrs. May was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and a member of St. Luke Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert J. May; a sister, Mary Catherine Megrew; and an infant son, David Griffin May.

Survivors include her son, James May of Amarillo, two nieces, Maggie Megrew of Amarillo and Mary Beth Megrew of Atlanta, GA and a nephew, Peter and Kim Megrew of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be made to St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 Bell St.  Amarillo, TX 79106; to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 50433, Amarillo, TX 79159; or to Odyssey Hospice, 6900 I-40 West, Suite 150, Amarilo, TX 79106.

7 Responses to “Cynthia Ann May – February 11, 2012”

  1. Keith Dockins and Family says:

    I’m right here Hoss. Got a rough patch ahead, but you’re gonna be fine. I’m glad you found the picture…it sure is a good one!
    God Bless


  2. Peter and Kim says:

    Our hearts are filled with sorrow but the memory of our time together will live on. We are better people for having you in our lives. We love you Aunt Cynthia. Peter, Kim and Veronica.

  3. Crews and Pat Bell says:

    Our sympathy to you.

  4. Lori Moore Binkley says:

    Jim, I’m so sorry to hear of you loss. Your mother was very special to our family! We’re thinking of you right now – please know that you’re in our prayers. Hope to attend the Memorial service in Milan, if possible.

  5. Becky McAlister says:

    I remember Cynthia from when she lived in Milan and what a wonderful lady. Your family is in our prayers during this time.

    Your mother was a wonderful lady. I remember her at your grandpa’s drug store in Milan.

    God Bless you,

  6. Leslie Baker says:

    James, your sorrow must be great, for your mom’s passing is a loss. Heaven is a better place today with your mom and dad together again.

    Take care of yourself, friend.


  7. Larry and Brenda Franklin says:


    So sorry to hear about your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Larry and Brenda

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