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Mary Beth (Burch) May

January 21, 1951 ~ May 30, 2018 (age 67)

Mary Beth (Burch) May of Bloomington passed away at IU Health-Bloomington Hospice House on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 surrounded by her family.  She was 67.

Mary Beth was the daughter of Byford and Ruth Helen (Troth) Burch born in Bloomington on January 21, 1951.  She was married to Daniel L. May for 26 years.  Mary Beth was a wonderful homemaker and loving mother not only to her own children, but to others as well.  She earned the name as the “Neighborhood Mom” being there for anyone who needed her.  Mary Beth enjoyed listening to music with Elvis being her favorite artist.  She was talented at knitting and making one of a kind jewelry pieces.  Mary Beth’s cooking was always a family favorite and her gravy was always the best anywhere. 

Mary Beth was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother and she will be missed by her husband; Daniel “Dan” L. May; children, Ruth Ketcham (Robert Boyd-Barnwell) of Milltown, IN, Regina Ketcham of Bloomington, Kenneth May (Rhonda) of Mitchell, Suelinda Ketcham of Florida, and Kim Ketcham of Ft. Myers, FL; grandchildren, Whitney May, Tra Ketcham, and Garrett May, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Wesley Ketcham.

Graveside inurnment services will be held at Ketcham cemetery at a later date.  Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville is assisting with cremation arrangements.  

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