Marilyn May

Marilyn Ann May, 66, of Arkansas City, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Arkansas City.

Cremation will take place upon her request.

A memorial has been established to help with her funeral expenses. Contributions can be made through Shelley Family Funeral Home of Arkansas City.  

Marilyn was born on Aug. 1, 1953, in Wellington, the daughter of Fred and Gertrude Imogene (Sharpsteen) Gibson. She was reared in South Haven. On Sept. 24, 1971, she married Gerald May in Arkansas City. The couple had two children, Shelly and Denise, and lived in Arkansas City.  Marilyn was a homemaker and enjoyed watching movies, puzzles, games, plants and roses. She was a devoted caregiver for her parents and aunt during their final years. She loved all animals, especially horses and dogs. She was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Frank Gibson; sister, Deborah Pierce; and nephews, Billy Lavender and Donald Bland.   

Her family includes her children, Shelley Hudson and Jimmy Raby; Denise Cooper and ex-son-in-law Jeff Cooper; her brother, Fred Gibson and wife Charlotte; four grandchildren, Chelsey Hudson, Alyssa Hudson, Juleea Cooper and Brenton Cooper; two great-grandchildren, Kale McBane and Josie Bacon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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