Shirley Louise Danley, the daughter of Therman Elvin and Esther Louse (Wonders) Simpson, was born Feb. 7, 1937 in Newton, Iowa. She attended country schools. On Aug. 30, 1952, Shirley was united in marriage with William Albert Danley in Des Moines.
Shirley devoted her life to her husband and family. She had worked as a cashier at Dickerson Farms and 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, Aug. 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 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 10 grandchildren and her 28 great grandchildren; her sisters, Janis and Karla; her sister Janet; and her brothers, Terry, Skip, Randy and Dennis; and her brother-in-law, Dean (Pat) Danley.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be designated in Shirley’s name and may be left at the funeral home.