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 www.bgvt.org, 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 www.heritagecremationsociety.com
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