Ralph F. Danley, 85, formerly of Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, Mo., following an illness of several months.
He was born April 2, 1921, in Milo, Mo., to Arthur Lee Danley and Elsie Pearl Livingston Danley. He married Ila Mae Roan on Aug. 8, 1951, in Festus, Mo., and she preceded him in death. Later he married Eunice Pauline Weste on Feb. 14, 1991, in Sheldon, and she survives of Nevada.
Ralph was born and reared in this area and graduated from Sheldon High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Japanese Theater of War. Following the service, he went to work for the railroad where he made his living for 35 plus years retiring in 1982. Following retirement, he lived in Branson, Mo., for a time and returned to this area in 1988 and spent the remainder of his life here. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Sheldon, the American Legion and the Sheldon Lions Club.
In addition to his wife Eunice, he is survived by one son Richard Danley, West Plains, Mo.; one daughter, Tami Ringler, Jerico Springs, Mo.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Mayfield, Nevada, and Louise Fessant, Valparaiso, Ind.; and one brother, Lewis Danley, Sheldon. He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 12, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Jim McCoy officiating. Intement will follow in Milo Cemetery, Milo. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
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