April 5, 1950 ~ October 12, 2022

Born in: St. Louis, MO
Resided in: Smithboro, IL


Ron May, 72, of Smithboro, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at his home, surrounded by family.

Ron was born April 5, 1950, in St. Louis, he was the son of Meredith and Laverne (Boyer) May. He married Barbara Ann Kuhlmann in Florissant, Mo on July 23, 1988. They had 34 wonderful years together.

As an outdoor enthusiast, he loved to fish, hunt, and do woodworking and has been a fixture of the local community for 24 years. As a high school student, he worked for Ponticello Pizza, enjoying the comradery it provided. After high school, he worked briefly for Florissant Rental, before joining the United States Navy, where he served proudly and was honorably discharged. He then worked for Hussman Refrigeration, for 10 years, in North County and 35 years for the United States Postal service, from which he retired. He was a simple, loving man, with a good sense of humor, who never knew a stranger, and was sensitive to people’s feelings and worried about everyone, but himself.  He truly enjoyed life to the fullest.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jack May.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, of Smithboro, IL, his stepchildren, a brother, a sister, an uncle, a great uncle, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive guests Monday, October 17, 2022, from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Assalley-Young Funeral Home, 118 E. College Ave., Greenville, IL.

The funeral service will be held, at 10:00 am, Tuesday, October 18, 2022, with Father Jeffrey Stone officiating, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 512 S. Prairie St., Greenville, IL, 62246.

Interment will be at a later date in Sacred Heart Cemetery, 980 Graham Road, Florissant, Mo 63031.

Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, plants, and other gifts, may be made to the Bond County Humane Society, 2510 S. Elm St., Greenville, IL 62246.

The family has entrusted Assalley Funeral Home with the ceremonies.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories or offer condolences to the family.


Visitation: October 17, 2022 4:00 pm - October 17, 2022 7:00 pm

Assalley-Young Funeral Home
118 E. College Ave.
Greenville, IL 62246

Funeral Mass: October 18, 2022 10:00 am

St. Lawrence Catholic Church
512 S. Prairie Street
Greenville, IL 62246

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Ron May's name.

Bond County Humane Society

2510 S. Elm St.
Greenville, IL

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  1. Barb, my sincere sympathy on the passing of Ron. The two of you were two of my favorite customers at the Bank. Always laughing or kidding and a good story about Walgreens or the Post office. One day after I retired and was sitting on my front porch Ron stopped to visit with me. I was happy to see him! Take care and know you are my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Ronnie and I used to play together everyday on St.Louis Ave. There was always something to do outside with all the neighborhood kids. Some things I won’t mention because they would seem too dangerous today.

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