Glenna Gulley May, age 78, of Kenedy, passed away at her home on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. She was born to Joseph “Joe” L. Gulley and Ruth Mae Finch Gulley on March 19, 1941 in San Antonio.
Glenna graduated from Kenedy High School in 1958. After graduation she was a stewardess for Braniff Airlines for 9 years. She married Phillip May on January 21, 1967; and in his words “She was one hell of a partner for 52 years”.
Glenna worked for the Kenedy Chamber of Commerce before beginning a more than thirty-year career managing Smith Dairy Queens. She was a member of the Kenedy Parks Board and was involved with the San Antonio River Authority. She was a Catholic by faith.
Glenna is survived by her husband Phillip of Kenedy; her daughter, Lillian “LaRue” May Rhodes and husband Lance of Karnes City; her granddaughter, Hannah May Rhodes of Karnes City; her brother, P. Malcolm “Buddy” Gulley and wife Saralyn of Kenedy; and her aunt, Mary Lea Cargile of Kenedy.
She is also survived by her brother in law, Robert May and wife Mary Ann of Campbellton; her sisterin law, Phyllis LaFrey and husband Raymond of New Braunfels; and several nieces, nephews and greatnieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother.
Serving as pallbearers were Lance Rhodes, J. Pat Tom, Cameron Gulley, Steve Loe, Burke Braun, Phillip Bukowski and Brandon Smith.
Visitation was held from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday October 25 at Rhodes Funeral Home in Karnes City with a rosary service at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 26 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City. Interment followed in the Campbellton Cemetery.
The family respectfully requests that any donations be made to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals or the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.