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“I was surprised and saddened to learn of Karla's illness and death. My heart goes out especially to family members grieving such a loss. May God...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Reita Jones - Frankfort, KY

“God gained a real angel with your passing. Thank you for brightening so many hearts. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Laurie Freed - Fremont, IN

“I've been thinking about what to share for days now, and still it is so hard to articulate the significance Karla held in my life. I loved serving...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Amanda (Schaffer) Wilson - IN

“We were so very sorry to hear about Karla. I still can't quite believe it. Please know you all are in our thoughts & prayers. May God's love surround...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Meg Habegger - Portland, IN

“We have so much respect for the May family and were sorry to hear this about Karla. Sending prayers to all family family. ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: Karen Bishop - Portland

“Kevin and Donna, we are so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. Our prayers are with your family at this time. Roane and Judy Follis ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: Judy Follis - Friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. Karla was always so much fun and so kind. You will be in our thoughts and prayers ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: John & Glenda Jenney - Goshen, IN

“Karla was a sweet friend in jr. high youth group. It was really good to see her (maybe 15 years ago) at the Living Christmas Tree in Ft Wayne. Our...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Sharyl (Turner) Calhoun - Berne, IN

“Our memories of Karla May at BCA will last forever. Karla will be missed greatly and loved by many. ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Margo Stephenson - Beardstown, IL

“It was my privilege to go to school with Karla in Portland, IN. She always had a happy sweet spirit. My sympathy, prayers, and condolences to her...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Lisa Puckett Anderson - IN

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Valerie Bookwalter - Fremont, IN

“To the May families, Dave and I are sorry we will be unable to attend Karla's services. We have appreciated the May family for years and enjoyed...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Dave & Janet Humbert - Fishers, IN

“So sorry to hear about Karla. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Alice King ”
13 of 26 | Posted by: Alice King - North Manchester,, IN

“Karla was always supportive in sports and in life. Growing up with Karla and the May family at West Walnut was the best. Always fond memories.ryc8L ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: Brenda Ryan - Lawrenceburg, IN

“I'm so sorry for everyones loss. Karla was such a sweet person. I enjoyed getting to know her & work with her. I'm going to miss seeing her at work....Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Courtney Rodriguez - Kendallville, IN

“To Kevin & Donna, Heather, Peter & the boys,Many warm thoughts are with you & your loved ones.With condolences, Your East Point Family-Karen & Donna ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Stephen Arndt - Valparaiso, IN

“Karla was such a fun, kind, loyal and godly friend in my teen years at West Walnut. I can still remember her contagious laugh! I'm so sad for her...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Davi Stevens - Conroe, TX

“I so loved working with Karla. She was such a blessing. Prayers for the family. ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy & Gail Wood - Lafayette, IN

“Heart broken over your loss. Payers for all the family. Loving memories is what we will all hold close to our hearts. ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: Cheryl (Warnock) Embling - Kokomo, IN

“Our hearts are heavy and saddened. We have many memories with Karla. Please know our prayers are for you and your families ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Bill and Jan McGovern - IL

“I am very sorry for your loss! I'll never forget Karla and Karol leading us in an exercise class at church, so much fun! I enjoyed seeing Karla when...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Cathyt Layman-Habegger

“So sorry for your loss.. Miss Karla was the greatest principal ever.. Can not wrap my head around the fact that shes gone.. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Shauna Lierheimer - Mexico, MO

“I was at Karla's interview for a teaching position at Beardstown Christian Academy. We wanted to hire her on the spot, but she had another interview...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Janet Petersen - Beardstown, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss! Karla had the most beautiful smile and a sweet caring spirit. Prayers for your family! ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: Joni Penrod - Portland, IN

“Karla touched a lot of lives in her ministry at Christ Church at Georgetown. The seeds she planted in the hearts of children live on today as they...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Chuck and Mary Wiggins - IN

“So many thoughts, so many words to say, and so hard to put them down. All I can say is that she was instrumental in the lives that my children have...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Dawn Justice - Fort Wayne, IN


Karla Kay May, 58, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Karla completed her Bachelor's degree from Milligan College. She began her career as a teacher with Beardstown Christian Academy in Beardstown, IL, later becoming the principal. In 1998, she moved back to Fort Wayne and served as the Director of Children's Ministry at Christ's Church Fort Wayne. Most recently Karla worked for Taylor Made Systems in Kendallville, IN. Surviving are her four siblings, Karen (Dennis) Albro of Spencerville, IN, Kevin (Donna) May of Valparaiso, IN, Karol (Mike) King of Lebanon, IN, and Kim (Matthew) Seevers of Auburn, IN; 11 loving nieces and nephews; and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews. Karla was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Dixie May. Service is 4:00 pm, Friday, February 2, 2018 at Christ's Church Fort Wayne, 3131 Maplecrest Rd (please use door 1) with calling one hour prior. Calling also Thursday, February 1, 2018, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the church (please use door 4). Memorials may be made to Christ's Church Fort Wayne or Beardstown Christian Academy. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.