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Vernon Paul Mai


Vernon Paul Mai, 89, Russell, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Russell Regional Hospital.

He was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Russell to George "Adam" A. and Pauline (Peil) Mai. He was a 1942 graduate of Russell High School.

He married Zelda Arlene Gibson on Feb. 23, 1947, in Russell. He was department head of the maintenance department at Russell City Hospital, prior to retirement.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, of the home; a son, Barry Mai, Marion; a daughter, Kimberly Cockerill, Hutchinson; four brothers, Glenn, Sparks, Nev., Stanley, Great Bend, Maynard, Glide, Ore., and Donald, Piedmont, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Terry, and a granddaughter.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Otterbein United Methodist Church, Russell; burial in Russell City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.

Memorials are suggested to Russell Senior Center in care of the mortuary.