emmaEmma Madge Hiner May, 82, of Mountain Grove, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Mount Vernon, Illinois on a return trip from the Grand Canyon.

She was born July 31, 1937 in Mountain Grove, the daughter of the late William Clyde Hiner and Lella Maude Sheets Hiner.

Mrs. May was a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved the community of Mountain Grove and spent her whole life there. One of her favorite past times was to sit in her rocking chair on her front porch, listening to the creek that flowed in front of the house and watching the hummingbirds that flocked to the beautiful flowers that she raised each year. One of her greatest joys was her four grandchildren & her great grandson that she adored.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Carl Dennis May, of Mountain Grove; a daughter, LaDonna Dillenbeck of Penn Laird, Virginia;  four grandchildren, Jonathan Dillenbeck of Breckenridge, Colorado, Hannah Dillenbeck of Massanetta Springs, Virginia, Heidi Dillenbeck of Penn Laird, Virginia and Joseph Dillenbeck of Northern Virginia; a great grandson, Rowan Smith of Penn Laird.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Hunter and Bill Hiner; and two sisters, Wilma Faulknier and Leona Maude Hiner.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Mountain Grove United Methodist Church with Pastor Phillip Thompson and Reverend Garland Humphries officiating. Interment will be in Mountain Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Andy Dillenbeck, Jonathan Dillenbeck, Joseph Dillenbeck, Stephen Hiner, John Roberts, and Steve Gibson.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home.


  1. Aunt Madge I will miss you but know you are catching up with your family who were waiting to greet you. I loved our phone conversations and visits. Love you. Debbie

  2. Finished high school with Madge. What a big loss. I am so sorry. She was a great person to go to school with. She will be missed. Mary Snead Holmes


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