Lois D. May

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August 3, 1930 - February 21, 2021
Born in Louisville, KY
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Lois Jean May (nee Deisenroth), of St. Charles, Missouri, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late James F. May; cherished daughter of the late Malcolm and Mary Deisenroth; devoted mother of Susan (Jeffrey) Roach; loving grandmother of Mary (Jacob) Genthon; dear sister of the late Doris Theobald and the late Malcolm Deisenroth.

Lois was a very active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. She belonged to the Women's Education Group (PEO) and was a substitute teacher for 35 years for St Charles High School. Lois enjoyed gardening and reading. She was devoted to her family and her greatest joy in life was her Granddaughter, Mary. Lois was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made in Lois's name to Alzheimer's Association 9370 Olive Blvd. St. Louis, Mo.

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Jayne Glidewell February 23, 2021 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Susan, Mary and all who loved Lois,

    I am so sorry to learn of Lois’s passing. Over time we lost contact with each other, though we shared so many of the same
    Interests. We spent many happy and fun hours working together on the annual Historical Society antique shows. She and the late Dottie Hames always made sure the Country Store,at the show, was well stocked with lots of goodies. Such fun we all had.
    As so often happens, our lives change as time goes by. I know your Dad, Jamie,passed several years ago, and your Mom’s life patterns naturally began to change to new and different activities.We moved away 11 years ago,from Private Dr., across Sibley from your Mom, and as a result not running into each other, as often. But, time moves on. I would drive down College on many occasions as I passed along Sibley, hoping perhaps I’d see Lois. So sorry to ramble on, but she was just one of those people you don’t easily forget…always ready with a smile and fun personality, interesting in so many ways. Let me put it this way..my kids always loved when Mrs. May was there substitute teacher at St. Chas. High!
    Know our family is thinking of you at this sad time.

  2. Edward Arle February 24, 2021 at 11:39 am - Reply

    I will always remember Lois for her quiet spirt and love. She and Christine Castens created a prayer garden behind the church and I often found myself quietly alone remembering Jesus came to places just like this to take time to pray. Lois will always be missed for her devotion to Jesus and her willingness to let God’s love shine out through her. Pastor Arle

  3. Christine Kurtz Casten February 24, 2021 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Lois was both a true lady and a tomboy. She was always put together “just so” for church and special occasions, but never hesitated to get down in the dirt, weeding and digging. We had so much fun together gardening at church and in her beautiful home garden. I sometimes helped her with tasks requiring brute strength, but she was right in there, planning what was next and visiting her beloved Parkview Gardens. She also enjoyed trips to the Missouri Botanical Garden and annual treks to The Hill for Christmas stollen from Missouri Baking Company and other goodies. Lois enjoyed my friend, Marcy, from New Jersey, and we’d plan outings that always involved lunch or a special treat. I remember once when we stopped at Ted Drewes I demurred because I was on a diet. She and Marcy looked at each other, Lois said, “We’re NOT!” She was intelligent and meticulous, an active member of Reading Club for many years. Her laugh was infectious and her smile lit the room.

  4. Sallie Feldewert February 24, 2021 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Mary I am sad to learn of your Mothers passing. She was a wonderful neighbor to my parents in the time they lived next door. I would have conversations with her about her beautiful yard and our mutual love of antiques. Also discovered we shared the same birthday just 30 years apart!! Always made sure to wish her very Happy Shared Birthday after that. She was always kind and very thoughtful neighbor. I am sure she will be missed by all who knew her.

  5. Paul Broeker February 24, 2021 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Lois was a dear friend of mine. She had a gift about planting and caring for a garden. If something needed to be done she would be the first one there. We worked together on numerous projects at church. I will miss her smiling face and spunky attitude. God’s blessings to all of you.

  6. Irene Heisler February 25, 2021 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Having your mother as a next door neighbor always made us wish we had lived next to her longer so we could have gotten to know her better. She will be missed here in the neighborhood. You and Mary and the rest of your family are in our thoughts and prayers,
    Irene &Tom Heisler

  7. Phil Finck February 25, 2021 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Our sincere sympathies go out to you and your family. I have a lot of good memories of your Mom going all the way back to my high school days. We had some great laughs about the beginning of my relationship with her.
    Lois rolled up her sleeves and worked right along with the rest of us when we were putting in the Prayer Garden and other lands and grounds activities. I loved her smiles and hugs whenever I saw her. Lois will always be one of my favorite ladies.

  8. Judy Richardson February 25, 2021 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Lois was a sweet, fun-loving, hard-working lady. She would be the one who always raised her hand to volunteer. She valued education, her family and her friends. Will miss her smile in this world.

  9. Judy Richardson February 25, 2021 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Lois was a sweet, fun-loving, hard-working lady. She valued education, her family and her friends. She was the one who always raised her hand to volunteer when something needed to be done . Will miss her smile in this world.

  10. Karen L Crider February 25, 2021 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Heaven is a brighter place today! Lois knew that heaven was her home! I have fond memories of her starting the “Touch Garden” outside of the preschool back in the 1990’s. She found a variety of plants that had interesting textures for the young children to enjoy. That is where I first learned about “lamb’s ear”. I think of her every time I see it. I enjoyed a lot of pleasant conversations with her after preschool was out and she was there to tend the garden. She was a sweet soul and she will be remembered fondly. My sympathy to her family. I know how much she loved you all!

  11. Mary Deisenroth February 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    candle 3To my second “mom,” LoLo. Much love and peace. MooMoo

  12. Patricia Perry February 25, 2021 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    I was standing on crowded wooden steps going into a country church. I was being introduced to this lady standing above me, still l a girl herself. I looked up into one of the prettiest faces that had a big smile surrounded by beautiful dark hair. And, she was with a very handsome young fella, James May. Even at 9 I could see that. We were at a big gathering with lots of his family and food. Lois would wander my way to see that I had gotten some of the best desserts. I didn’t know it then, but this was the beginning of a long journey in friendship with my step-Aunt. Love to all the family, Patsy and Richard

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