May Irene Godfrey
May Irene Godfrey, age 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 at 11:00 a.m. on 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, Colorado. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date. Online condolences and memorials can be directed to www.livson.com. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. May was born on June 20, 1949, at West Springfield, Massachusetts, to Charles and Voneta (Brisbine) Allen. May grew up in Kearney 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, and Kim Whaley; and sisters-in-law, Darlene Godfrey and Deanna Godfrey. May was preceded in death by her parents, Voneta and Edward Whaley; son, Donald Godfrey; and grandmother, Orvetta Brisbin.