Bill graduated from Fulton, High School in 1937. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe, and was a member of the Olson-Frary-Burkhart Post 1165 VFW and served as commander for three terms. Bill also served on the City Commission over Streets and Utilities from 1971 until 1972 and was responsible for the Avenue of Flags (Decoration Day) which began in 1971. He worked in road construction for Reno Construction Co., and in the early 60's on the Glenn Canyon Dam in Northern Arizona. He also operated his own Heavy Equipment Business. He also worked for the Peabody Coal Company, retiring from there in 1982.
Bill is survived by his daughter, Sandra Sue Stinnett of Fort Scott, Kan.; four granddaughters, Dena Engelland of Sterling, Kan., Teresa Garmen of Pontotoc, Texas, Dawn Nichols of Covington, Ky., and Rhonda Jantz of Whitewater, Kan.; a sister, Yvonne Short of Martin City, Mo.; seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Marie, Bill was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ronald Roy Danley; three brothers, Marvin Danley, Don Danley, and Ray Danley; and two sisters, Alma Reagan, and Emogene Sweeney, and also a son-in-law, Bud Stinnett.
Father Robert Wachter will pray the Rosary at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church prior to the Funeral Mass beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Burial will follow at the Fort Scott National Cemetery with military honors conducted at the cemetery by the Olson-Frary-Burkhart Post 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Detail, under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. There will be a visitation Wednesday evening Jan. 30, 2013, from 6- 8 p.m. for Bill at the V.F.W.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mapleton Cemetery and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.