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William “Dayton” Laney

William “Dayton” Laney, age 81, of Washburn, Missouri, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas.


Dayton Laney

He was born January 13, 1939 in Washburn, Missouri the son of William S. and Fern (Shields) Laney, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were one sister, Elizabeth Ellison and two brothers, Charles Laney and Tom Laney.


Surviving are three sisters, Lorene Dotson of Purdy, Missouri, Donna Smith of Washburn, Missouri and Dortha Woolaway of Wheaton, Missouri; two brothers, Jerry Laney and his wife Betty of McDowell, Missouri and Joe Laney and his wife Kathy of Pioneer, Missouri and lots of nieces and nephews.


Dayton received his education at Washburn and graduated from Southwest High School. He lived his entire life in Washburn and Wheaton. Most of his life he worked catching chickens and milking cows for various farmers. Some of his favorite pastimes were baseball in his younger years, bowling and he enjoyed working in his garden and flower beds.


Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Concord Cemetery in Exeter, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville, Missouri.

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