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May I. Godfrey

June 20, 1949 August 28, 2019
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May Irene Godfrey, 70, of Grand Island went to her heavenly home, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at CHI Health Saint Francis Medical Center.

Memorial services will be held 11 AM, Friday September 6 at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Kelly Karges of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be one hour prior to service time. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Hillside Cemetery at Fort Lupton, CO.

May was born on June 20, 1949, at West Springfield Mass to Charles and Voneta (Brisbine) Allen. May grew up in Kearney, NE, and attended Kearney Public Schools. She was a graduate of Kearney High Class of 68.

On August 17, 1968, May married Lyle Godfrey at the Bethel Church. May and Lyle celebrated 51 years of marriage. Donald and Christy enriched May and Lyle’s lives.

As a family they enjoyed new experiences while traveling around the United States. They lived in the Colorado Mountains and on the plains of Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska.

May worked as a secretary in various places, helped in classrooms with special needs support, and cheered on her favorite coach and teams. She also enjoyed making pottery and other crafts. Her greatest blessings were her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Lyle; daughter, Christy; three grandchildren, Austin, Darrin, and Alexis; siblings, Gloria (Jim) Smith, Beth (Elton) Schmidt, Gary (Sheri) Whaley, Kim Whaley; sisters in law, Darlene Godfrey, Deanna Godfrey.

May was preceded in death by her parents, Voneta and Edward Whaley; son, Donald Godfrey; and grandmother, Orvetta Brisbin.

Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date. Online condolences and memorials can be directed to Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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11:00 AM 9/6/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9/6/2019 12:00:00 PM
Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel

601 North Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68803

Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel
601 North Webb Road Grand Island 68803 NE
United States

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