Danny R. Tanzey


Danny R. Tanzey, 94, of rural Paris, Missouri, passed away Monday morning, October 3, 2022 at The Cottage, Monroe Manor in Paris, Mo.

Graveside services and burial will be at the Stoutsville Cemetery in Stoutsville, Mo. on Saturday, October 15, 10:30AM.

Danny was born February 10, 1928, on a farm near Florida, Mo. He was the son of Howard Thomas Tanzey and Emma Lee (Smith) Tanzey.

Danny married Doris Ann Vanlandingham, August 10, 1947 at the First Christian Church in Mexico, Mo. Doris preceded him in death as did his parents and two brothers, Stanley W. Tanzey and Charles Lee Tanzey.

Danny is survived by a son, William Howard (Carla) Tanzey of Mexico, Mo and two daughters, JoAnn (Thom) Curtright of Palmetto Bay, Fl and Patricia Annette (Alan Wachter) Tanzey of Richmond, Va. He also leaves five grandchildren, Aimee Curtright of Pittsburgh, Pa, Lauren (Dan Coplen) Curtright of Atlanta, Ga, Jessica (Jackson Truax) Curtright of Portland, Or, Collin (Syra Chardon) Tanzey of Cairo, Egypt, and Jordan (Trenton) Vaughn of Columbia, Mo, and one step-grandson Bryan (Linda) Wachter of Glen Allen, Va; as well as four great-grandchildren, Ella and Camille Curtright Washburn of Pittsburgh, Pa, Ellie and TJ Vaughn of Columbia, Mo and three step-great grandsons Patrick Wachter of Oakland, Ca, Christian Wachter of Williamsburg, Va and Alejandro Chardon of Cairo, Egypt. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Danny was the secretary of Monroe Co Farmers Mutual Insurance for nearly 40 years and served on several statewide insurance company boards. He also farmed and raised cattle for over 60 years and was an avid gardener. Over the years, he was a member of the Paris RII School Board, Paris Christian Church Board, a charter member of Paris Lions, a Rotarian, and over 60 years a Masonic member.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions to be made to the Monroe County Cancer Supporters at https://monroecountycancersupporters.org/ or the Monroe County Manor, 200 South Street, Paris, Mo.