Danny (Boone) Maus, of Schell City, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2010, at Freeman West Hospital, in Joplin, after struggling with health problems since 1993.
Danny was born Aug. 8, 1949, in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Claude David and Mary Ellen (Davis) Maus. He graduated from Schell City High School in 1967, and spent most of his life in the Schell City area. He retired from Teamsters Local 541 in Kansas City, Mo. Danny loved his work and missed it terribly since his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his father Claud and his brother John, who passed away in March of 1996.
Survivors include his companion, wife and friend Juanita, of the home in Schell City; two daughters, the oldest Sherry Millsap and her husband Ken, of Gig Harbor, Wash., and their children Jake Lander, Jesse Daniel, Stephanie, Stacy, and Natalie; younger daughter, Dianna Boultinghouse and her husband Mark, of El Dorado Springs, and their children Danielle, Brianna and Haley; his son Daniel Ogle and wife Jamey, of El Dorado Springs, and their children Dalton and Dani Louise; his mother Mary Ellen Maus, of Nevada; and two brothers, David Maus and his wife Beverly, of Nevada, and Charlie Maus, of Schell City; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Danny loved to hunt and fish until his health slowed him down, but he spent his last 10 years on his "little piece of heaven" in rural Schell City enjoying all of the wildlife at his back door with his family and friends. He impacted so many lives and each one has their own special memory. He was a dedicated Democrat and wasn't afraid to let you know it. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be fondly remembered and truly missed.
Graveside services with interment will be held at 3 p.m., today, at the Green Lawn Cemetery, in Schell City. with brother Doug Reynolds officiating. The musical selection "When the Saints Go Marching In" was chosen for the service. Pallbearers are Roger Sanderson, Larry Sanderson, Kayla Hooten, Doug Majors and John and Kristi Reynolds. Honorary Pallbearers are Jim Bacon, Chris Winters, Daniel Ogle, Roger Dade Jr., and Larry Davis. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Schell City Rural Fire Department.
Arrangements for Mr. Maus were entrusted to the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, in Schell City.