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Daniel Joseph Penney, age 61, of Liberal, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from a sudden illness.

 Dan was born December 28, 1949 at Great Bend, KS.  He went to school and worked there until 1968, when he moved to Kansas City, MO.  In 1983 he met his wife, Louise and moved to the rural Liberal, MO area.

 He loved hunting, fishing and gardening, and supplied many a friend and relative with fresh game and vegetables.  He was a good handy-man, and could fix almost anything.  He was a lifetime member of the North American Hunt Club.

 Dan became an over the road trucker, and did that all of his life.  He was a Viet Nam veteran and served two years in the United States Navy, most of his service was in Africa in communications, decoding messages.

 Dan is survived by his wife of 28 years, Louise Hopkins, and one daughter, Meta Raye Penney, both of the home; one son, Mike Penney of Kansas City, MO; two daughters, Gena Sims of Liberal, MO and Tina Borden of Mindenmines, MO; two brothers, Gary Penney of Odessa, MO and Mike Penney of Great Bend, KS.  He also has six grandchildren, Desiraye Penney, Josh Gooding, Alexandra and Brooklyn Sims, Shelbe Borden, and Liam Penney.

 Visitation will be 6 to 7 pm Thursday, October 13, 2011 at the funeral home.

 Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm Friday, October 14, 2011 at Daniel Funeral Home followed with Military Funeral Honors conducted on the front lawn of the funeral home.  According to Dan's wishes, he will be taken for cremation after the services.

Contributions are suggested to the Dan Penney family in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#4 Great Bend, KsDebbie Chambers Postlethwait 2011-10-14 11:55
I am so sorry for the loss of Dan. He was one of my cousins and he & I were just a month apart in age. He will be missed by all. May your memories help you deal with your loss. God Bless You
#3 Randy & Toni Yount 2011-10-13 11:59
Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. May he RIP & watch over you all.
#2 Cleveland, OkJo Burger Wenger 2011-10-13 08:29
So sorry for your loss. I am a cousin, though I haven't seen him for many years my heart goes out to all of you. "and the peace of god surpasses all uderstanding and will guard and your mine through Jesus Christ. Love JO
#1 Sedalia,Mo.Cathy Wagner 2011-10-12 09:43
So sorry to hear about Dan. I didn't know him personally but have know the family most of my life. Lou you take care and if I can do anything Please let me know. Peace be with you all.Love Cathy

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