Paul Richard Mays, 61, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at his home.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at First Church United in West Liberty. Visitation was held from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Burial was at Shawver Cemetery, Cedar Bluff, Iowa. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. A memorial fund has been established.
Paul was born July 21, 1951, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Wallace and Dorothy Dedrick Mays. He was a graduate of West Liberty High School in 1969. On July 18, 1986, he was united in marriage to Cindy Achenbach Noring. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1991 with a degree in psychology and also received his Nursing Home Administrators Certificate from Des Moines Area Community College that same year.
Paul was employed at Mechanicsville Nursing and Rehab Center, Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty, Donnellson Health Center, Montrose Health Center and of recent was a paraprofessional at City High in Iowa City. Paul loved the Iowa Hawkeyes.
He is survived by: his wife, Cindy of West Liberty; four sons: Christopher (Brook) Noring of Elburn, Ill.; Pablo (Melissa) Mays of Tuscumbia, Ala.; Ian (Karli) Mays of Chicago; and Gabe Rosales of Iowa City; four grandchildren: Jordan Mays, Nola, Audrey and Letty Noring; two sisters: Barbara (Jaime) Fairchild of Kendall, Kan.; and Mary Ellen (Michael) Kuebler of Ormond Beach, Fla.; one brother: James (Sharon) Mays of West Branch; mother-in-law: Gloria (Jim) Fisher; sister-in-law: Tracey Achenbach; and two brothers-in-law: Jeff (Linda) Achenbach and Rick (Aline) Achenbach. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law: Dick Achenbach.