Ann Elizabeth (Halter) May

Born: 10/25/1958 Passed:

Ann Elizabeth (Halter) May of Louisville, Ohio passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, surrounded by her loving family after a 3-year courageous battle with an ongoing illness.

Born to Glen and Dorothy Halter on October 25, 1958 in Louisville, Ann is now reunited with both of her parents, surely reminiscing about endless memories they share with friends and family from Berlin Lake.

A lifelong resident of Louisville, Ann graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas and was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church. She worked her entire life as a manager at Engine Parts Warehouse where she was loved and appreciated by all her co-workers for her hard work, determination, and never-faltering loyalty.

Ann lived her life giving to others and dedicating her life to those she loved.  On September 11, 1982, Ann’s dreams came true when she married the man of her dreams, Jamie May, who stood by her side beyond richer or poorer, and sickness and health.  He was her every breath, her sunshine, and her greatest love.  She will be unbelievably missed by her loving and devoted husband; her best friends and daughters, Lindsay Johnson and Emily Elmerick; sons-in-law, Kevin Johnson and Ian Elmerick; siblings, Bob and Ginny Halter, Barb and Kim Calla, and Ed and Linda Halter; parents-in-law, Jim and Bernice May; but most notably, she will be forever missed by her three grandchildren, Adelyn, Alivia, and Kade Johnson, who loved her spirited and upbeat effervescence while she taught them her secret tricks in the kitchen.  Her grandchildren gave her bliss unlike any she had ever experienced before.

Shopping with her daughters, swinging with and reading to her grandchildren, and playing cards with her husband on their deck were her greatest joys in life. At the beach or on a boat, surrounded by those she held the dearest to her heart, were her happiest places.  To describe Ann in her purest form is to acknowledge her fight; she was a warrior, whose will to never give up was unsurpassable.  She was selfless beyond measure, putting everyone’s needs well before her own.  And the love she had for her family and friends will forever be the model to which her daughters and grandchildren shall aspire.

A special thank you to The Cleveland Clinic and The House of Loreto for their care and compassion for Ann over the past two years. She loved them like she loved her own family. Their love for Ann will never be forgotten and the family will be forever grateful for giving her comfort and hope in her loneliest times.  An extra special thank you to her youngest daughter, Emily, who displayed the same selflessness that Ann instilled in her, by donating part of her liver that helped add time to Ann’s beautiful life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Brodie’s Good Vibe Tribe at, an organization that supports and empowers families impacted by transplantation. This summer, there will be a celebration of her inspirational life at the beach.  Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at


Heritage Cremation Society



20 Tributes to Ann Elizabeth (Halter) May

  1. Nikki Kalengis says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss!! May God comfort all of you and Emily so proud of you to sacrifice for your mom and give her extra time with you!! Our prayers with you!!
    Nikki Kalengis from HH

    • Jacki DiPietro says:

      Emily and Family,
      I am so sorry for your loss. Breaks my heart to read this! I never had the opportunity to meet her and I am sure she was an absolutely beautiful person both inside and out just like you Emily!
      Hugs to you and cherish those beautiful memories!

    • Bob and Jill Seaman says:

      On behalf of the Seaman family, our love and and prayers are with you all. The Seaman’s and the May’s go back 25 years or so. We became friends over the years as our daughter’s became good friends through school and sports. We had many laughs and good times hanging out at different functions and travel softball games. (Trying to keep them out of trouble, lol) we loved our times with your family and your mother. She was a beautiful person and friend. Those were times that as we get older, we cherish and wish we could go back. Love you all!

  2. Denise Armstrong says:


    I really do not know what to say but I am so sorry for your loss. Both of our moms are now dancing in heaven. You were such a great support to me and someone I was able to talk to about what was going on and I am so happy that you were also able to talk to me. You gave your mom the ultimate gift of life and are such a special person. You will never forget all of your memories with you mom. Please know that I am here for you when you want to talk. Take care of yourself.

    • Michelle says:

      In my entire career in the Surgical ICU, Ann was the patient who left me most in awe. Her pleasant demeanor, warm smile and heart, and resilience during her hospitalization were unmatched. She was loved by so many in our healthcare team. It was an absolute pleasure getting to know her and care for her throughout her journey. We shared a love for tea (she told me that was the English in her) and I once brought her in some different flavors when she was able to drink a cup at night. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  3. Katie Halter says:

    What a beautiful obituary and that picture of her is absolutely stunning. She was so strong throughout this all. We love you and are thinking of you all during this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace.

    Devin, Katie, Chase and Cole ❤️

    • Helen Yarger says:

      So sorry to hear this. We really enjoyed being together. She will surely be missed by all the family.

  4. Dianne Havanchak says:

    Dear Ann
    On behalf of the nurses who cared for you, we hope dearly that your kind and beautiful soul is at peace now. Love and prayers to you and your family.
    It was a pleasure caring for you❤️

  5. James and Bernice May says:

    We could not have ask for a sweeter and selfless daughter-in-law that we had in Ann. She will be missed forever. Our love goes out to Jamie and the girls and may God bless them and the family’s..

  6. Sharon L. Shaub says:

    I am so sorry to hear this Jamie. ???? She sure fought the fight. I only met her a couple of times. She certainly was a ray of sunshine! May God wrap his arms around you and your family to give you peace and comfort during this most difficult time. Hugs and love to you Jamie. ???? ♥️ ????

  7. James and Bernice May says:

    We could not have ask for a sweeter and kinder daughter-in-law in what we had in Ann. My love and prayers are with Jamie and the girls in this heart breaking time. Love to all and their family’s

    • Larry Hartman jr says:

      She was a wonderful lady she was probably the best engine parts woman ever. Knew all about parts and engines I work with her a lot of years we had the same boss Kim Calla I work for the machine shop she work for the warehouse .she was like my older sister super nice lady.Ann had a great husband Jamie and two daughters I will always miss Ann

  8. Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful about Ann’s life. We loved her like our own in the SICU. We will miss her smiling face and her kindness!

    Patty, RN

  9. Sue Robison says:

    A beautiful tribute to a beautiful, kind soul. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.

  10. DON MARSHALL says:

    The May Family:
    My wife Kris and I are so sorry for your loss.

  11. Patricia Michael says:

    I am very sad to see this. I’ve known both your Mom and Dad for many years! Your Mom and I had many interesting and enjoyable conversations at PG School. Sending hugs and prayers to all!!

  12. Sheri Bair says:

    Jamie and family, so sorry for your loss. Ann was a wonderful person. Hopefully your memories will be you comfort.

  13. Cheryl and Ken Hall says:

    To Jamie and your family….you have our deepest condolences on your loss. Ann was a great person. Take care!

  14. Jack & Wanda May says:

    No words can express our sadness over the loss of Ann. Everyone will miss her dearly. I know it’s so hard for you to deal with the pain of losing someone so dear to your heart. But, may the love of caring family and friends soften your sadness and your cherished memories bring you some moments of comfort.

  15. Margie says:

    Feel very blessed to have met her and had the opportunity to work with her. Such a sting wonderful woman!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all !!

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