MANSON – Gary L. Mays, 76, of Manson, died Sunday, March 9 in Fort Dodge.

Funeral services are Friday, March 14 at 1:30 pm at United Church of Christ, Manson. Visitation is 4-7 Thursday at Weishaar Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Mays, a sister, Jacqueline (Earl) Lehigh, a brother, Allan (Carol) Mays, step-family, Don (Joni) Hover, Cynthia

Binyon, and Scott (Lynn) Bacan, and 4 step grandchildren, and 5 step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Stella, brother,

Mervyn, sister, Bonnie Wiley, a still born brother and sister and a step-grandson, Kevin Hover.

Gary Lee Mays was born December 2, 1937 at Sioux Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Sioux Rapids in 1955 and enlisted in the Navy at age 17. He was honorably discharged in 1958 as a Petty Officer 2nd Class.

He received a BA degree from Buena Vista and began teaching in the Manson Schools. He retired in 1992 as Elementary Principal after a 30 year career.