Ivalou Elaine “Myke” Mays, 78, died February 27, 2018 at Cherokee Pass. She was born May 20, 1939 in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Melvin A. Shephard and Meriedth (Wass) Shepherd Armstrong.
Mrs. Mays was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Clifford Shepherd and Charley Armstrong.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Mays whom she married August 7, 1960 in Sikeston; sons James (Nancy) Mays of Piedmont and Donnie (Joan) Mays of Fredericktown; daughter Suzanne (Ray) Waites of Piedmont; brother Norman Shepard of Midland, Michigan; sister Betty Brunger of Grayling, Michigan; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Myke enjoyed crosswords and puzzles, sewing, embroidery, animals, teaching, and spending time with her kids.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Follis & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Wagganer and Bro. Jim Baker officiating. Interment was at the Christian Cemetery.