Shirley Danley

Shirley L Danley

1937 - 2017

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Obituary of Shirley Danley

Shirley Louise Danley, the daughter of Therman Elvin and Esther Louse (Wonders) Simpson, was born February 7, 1937 in Newton, Iowa.  She attended country schools.  On August 30, 1952, Shirley was united in marriage with William Albert Danley in Des Moines, Iowa.

Shirley devoted her life to her husband and family.  She had worked as a cashier at Dickerson Farms and had had worked in the kitchen at Pat and Mel’s in Colfax; Country Kitchen and Bob and Frankies.  Shirley enjoyed her flowers, gardening, cooking, fishing, Camping with the family; watching Minnesota Vikings Football; going on trips with Bill especially taking the family to the Sydney rodeo; and her dog, Mighty Dog.

Shirley died on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Newton Healthcare Center.  She was 80 years old.  Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; her sons, Jackie Lee Danley and Rodger Danley; one granddaughter; two grandsons; her brother, Jackie Simpson and her ½ Sister, Kathie Danley.

Those left to honor Shirley’s name include her sons, John K. Danley of newton, Russell W. Danley of Newton and Tom D. (Carolyn) Danley of Newton; her daughter-in-law, Laura Danley of Newton; her ten grandchildren and her twenty-eight great grandchildren; her sisters, Janis and Karla; her ½ sister Janet; and her ½ brothers, Terry, Skip, Randy and Dennis; and her brother-in-law, Dean (Pat) Danley.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton.  The family will greet friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.  Memorials may be designated n Shirley’s name and may be left at the funeral home.


Visitation with the family

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home & Cremation Services
310 N. 2nd Ave. E.
Newton, Iowa, United States

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Friday, August 11, 2017
Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home & Cremation Services
310 N. 2nd Ave. E.
Newton, Iowa, United States

Final Resting Place

Sugar Grove (Metz) Cemetery
2351 W. 62md St. S.
Newton, Iowa, United States