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May was born May 11, 1917 in Hercules, Mo., to Elisha and Martha (Ford) Brumfield. May was the tenth of 11 children.
May was a homemaker and a resident of the Ava community for the last 10 years, moving here from the farm in Gainesville. On July 7, 1935 May and Virgil Guinn were united in marriage in Forsyth, Mo., and to this union two sons were born.
May was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Ava.
She enjoyed quilting, keeping up on current events, she also loved taking care of her cattle and attending the Democratic caucuses.
May was preceded in death her parents; a son, Stan Guinn; and her husband, Virgil Guinn.
She is survived by a son, Charles and Genevieve Guinn, Nevada, Mo.; six grandchildren, Brad, of Nevada, Mo., Jeff, of Ft. Worth, Texas, Caroline, Jacksonville, Fla., Christy, Bentonville, Ark., Lori, Hixon, Tenn., and Jim, Camp Lejeune, S.C.; and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 2, at the Blair Cemetery, Bradleyville. Visitation will be Thursday, 7 to 8 p.m., in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home; Ava. Officiating will be Pastor Genevieve Guinn.
Memorials may be made to St. Leo’s Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made to www. clinkingbeardfuneralhome.com.