The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 24, 2014

Danny Ray Schooley

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Danny Ray Schooley, 63, of Baxter Springs, Kan., passed from this life suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at his home.

Danny was born on May 25, 1950, to the union of Daniel and Katherine (Taylor) Schooley.

Danny was united in marriage on June 4, 1974, in Baxter Springs, to Daisy Ann (Wells) Schooley.

Danny went to work for the City of Baxter Springs, retiring after 28 years. He started as a resident fireman and served on the police reserves for 13 years. When the opportunity come open to move to the street department he did. He spent 15 years on the street department. After retiring from the city, he worked at High Winds Casino for five years. The last few years Danny enjoyed retirement. He enjoyed golfing throughout his life and most recently spending time with his family and grandkids.

Danny is survived by his wife of 39 years, Daisy Schooley, of the home; mother, Katherine Schooley, of Baxter Springs; two sons, Timothy Schooley and fiancé, Angela Bagley, of Gardner, Kan., and Casey Schooley and wife, Miika, of Gardner; one sister, Kathy Rogers, of Joplin, Mo.; one brother, Ronnie Schooley, of Des Moines, Iowa; two half-brothers, Brian and Brad Schooley, of Kansas City; one half-sister, Bridget Schooley, of Kansas City; and seven grandchildren, Trevor, Atticus, Kennedy, Addison, Madden, Lincoln and Mila. Danny was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Schooley.

Memorial visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel.

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