May Everts (nee Pleyte)

May 15, 1912 - May 11, 2008

May Everts (nee Pleyte) found peace with the Lord on Sunday, May 11, 2008, at age 95. She was formerly of Pewaukee and Lago Vista, Texas, where she spent 25 wonderful years in retirement with her beloved husband of 66 years, Hiram P. Everts.

May was a graduate of Washington High School and worked as an accountant for the Godfrey Company of Waukesha.

May was a past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star Pewaukee 190, Guardian treasurer, Bethel 52 Jobs Daughters of Pewaukee, charter member of the Woman’s Club of Lago Vista and Garden Clubs of Pewaukee and Lago Vista.

May’s passions in life were spending time with her children and grandchildren, playing bridge, traveling the world, walking, collecting stamps, bird watching and gardening.

She is survived by her loving children, Jane (Randy) Hopf of Wales and Glen (Jackie) Everts of Pewaukee; grandchildren, Cortney Everts, Chadd Charland and Scott (Tonya) Charland; great-grandson, James Charland; and sister-in-law, Gertrude Pleyte.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers, Roy (Viola) and Jay Pleyte.

There will be a private family memorial service.

The family would like to thank the staff at Compass Point and the Masonic Village on the Square for the tender loving care that they gave to their mother.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit

May’s warm smile and gentle spirit will be missed by all who knew her.