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Ethelyn "Joyce" May


May, Ethelyn “Joyce” (Preston), 88, of Butler Township, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 10, 2017 at the Ohio Hospice. Joyce was born in Magoffin County, Kentucky to Sam and Ruey (Caudill) Preston on September 5, 1929. Joyce was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law and aunt. She is survived by her daughter, Bobbie (Steve) Green of Dayton; sister, Barbara LeMaster; grandchildren, Jeff (Tamara) Green and Amanda (Dave) Sprague; great grandchildren, Ashlyn, Savannah and Scarlett. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Grover May; brothers, Glen, Kenneth and Sammy Preston; and sister, Myra Mellinger. Joyce grew up in Salyersville, Kentucky, but spent most of her life in Dayton, OH where she worked 39 years at Standard Register. She always had a way of making you feel welcome and loved. She became “Granny” to most who knew her. She will be deeply missed by her adoring family and friends. Graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 at the Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery, 8135 N. Dixie Dr., Dayton, OH 45414. Arrangements by the GEORGE C. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, “Northridge Chapel,” Dayton, Ohio. Condolences can be shared at



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