Danny J. Cloughley, 80, of Prairie Village, KS, died peacefully March 28, 2019, surrounded by family.
Danny is survived by his wife, Carolyn; children Stacy (Ben) Gratwick, Ron (Meghan) Lindgren, Janine (Harold) Eastman, and Krista (Steve) Salter; and grandchildren Gregory Lindgren, Matthew Salter, Kelsey Salter, Miles Lindgren, Kara Gratwick, Carly Lindgren, Mitch Gratwick, Wyatt Lindgren and Kaya Eastman, as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Gertrude Cloughley, and his brother Jimmy.
He attended Wyandotte High School, graduating in 1956, where he was the 1956 Kansas State Diving Champion. Danny served in the U.S. Army , 1st Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division.
Danny’s greatest passion later in life was his grandchildren, who lovingly called him Pepa. If he wasn’t at an event for one of his grandkids, you would likely find him traveling with his wife and friends, playing golf with friends at Deer Trace Golf Course at Linn Valley Lakes, Linn Valley, Kansas, or woodworking in his workshop.
A celebration of life will be held at Shack Restaurant, 7940 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS on Sunday, April 7 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be served.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to be made to either St. Mary Indian Mission, at St Mary Mission, P.O. Box 39, Tohatchi, NM 87325, stmarytohatchi.org; or Patrick Mahomes’ Children’s Foundation at www.15andthemahomies.org.