Jean Foreman May

May 3, 1942 ~ April 28, 2020 (age 77)


Jean Foreman May passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Harrison Springs Health Center in Corydon, Indiana.  She was the daughter of William and Ione May, born in Danville, Kentucky on May 3, 1942.  She grew up in Bardstown, KY and graduated from Bardstown High School in 1960.  She attended Western Kentucky University and graduated with a Degree in Art Education.  She taught art in the Louisville Public School System and worked as a secretary in Louisville, KY.  She then moved to Montgomery, AL and worked in the Office of the Lt. Governor of AL and other secretarial positions.


After receiving a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Public Safety from Auburn University at Montgomery, she returned to Kentucky and ended her career working in the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General for more than 19 years.  She finished her years as the Librarian of the Department’s Law Library.  She retired to Bardstown in 2008.  Her greatest interest was in creative arts and painting.  She enjoyed shopping, loved Classic Movies, and was an avid fan of U of K.


She is survived by her brother, John Darrell May of Owensboro, sister, Anne May (John) Hamilton of Bardstown, brother, William Albert May of Lexington, and Marybeth May (Dennis) Stork of Corydon, IN.  She has one nephew, Leo Haydon Hamilton of Singapore, Singapore, and two nieces, Sharon May Paulson of Elgin, IL and Mary Ruth Hamilton Picou of New Orleans, LA, two great-nieces, Paige Paulson of Elgin, IL, and Audrey Hamilton of Singapore, Singapore and two great-nephews, Ethan Bruce Erhardt and Aaron Vaughn Erhardt of New Orleans, LA.


Her services will be private with an internment in the Bardstown Cemetery. 

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