Monday, November 5, 2007

Donald C. Danley, age 79, resident of Mapleton, Kansas, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at his home.

He was born June 2, 1928 in Mapleton, Kansas, the son of James Walter Danley and Emily Frances Chewning Danley.

Don was a 1946 graduate of Fulton High School. He marreid Eleanor Wunderly on March 9, 1957 at Miami, Oklahoma.

He was of the Methodist faith. Don spent his career in the heavy construction business. He was employed by his brother, Bill Danley, Percy Deer, and the Bourbon County for a number of years before starting the Danley Land Improvement business in the mid sixties.

He and his wife operated the business and was later joined by their son George. When Don was not working, he could be found riding around the countryside on his four-wheeler, stopping to visit friends. On nearly every Saturday morning, he could be found enjoying breakfast at the sale barn.

Survivors include his son George and wife Monique, Mapleton; a brother Bill Danley, Fort Scott; and a sister, Yvonne Short, Kansas City, Missouri. Also surviving is a step-grandson, Scott Umphenour, Wayne, Nebraska; many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin Danley and Ray Danley; and three sisters, Alma Reagan, Emogene Sweney, and a sister who died in infancy.

Elder Joe Rei will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. The eulogy will be given by Larry Snyder. Burial will follow in Mapleton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to either the Harry Hynes Hospice or the Mapleton Cemetery Association and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Words of comfort may be sent to