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Ernest Mays

Ernest Mays, 81 of Glenwood, went to be with his Heavenly Father peacefully on March 24, 2019, with his family by his side.

He was born on October 23, 1937, in Hamilton, Ohio, to the late Samuel and Lillian (Wages) Mays. Ernest received his GED at the age of 70 in Rushville. He married Mary (Winkler) Mays on June 8, 1955, and she survives. Ernest served his country from 1954-1957 in the United States Airforce as Military Police.

Ernest retired after 31 years from Visteon as a fin mill operator. He was a member of Glenwood Church of Christ. Ernest was an Elder and Deacon at the church. He was an ordained Minister and was active in the Gospel Revelation. Ernest was a “Trader at Heart” known for buying and selling anything. He enjoyed playing music on his bass guitar.

In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by his children, Shelia (Terry) Brumfield of Glenwood, Barb (Steve) Knecht of Rushville, Michael Ernest Mays of Glenwood, and Pam (Bruce) Green of Rushville. He will also be missed by his 8 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Ernest is preceded in death by his brothers, William Mays, Homan Mays, and Sam Mays; step-brother, Boyd Scalf and half-brother, Earl Mays.

Services will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1 PM in Moster Mortuary, with Pastor David Bonne presiding. Friends are welcome to visit the family from 11 AM until the time of service at the mortuary. Burial will be held in Orange North Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made out to American Heart Association.