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Daniel Burke Hurley, 84, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015.
Daniel was born June 22, 1930 in Mt. Vernon Washington, to John and Katherine Hurley.
After high school he enlisted in the Army. Stationed in Alaska, he taught the troops to cross country ski. After leaving the military, Daniel attended Kansas State University. He received his Masters of Science at Kansas University.
While studying at K-State, Daniel was active in the drama department. That is where he met his first wife Barbara Louise Thurow. They fell in love while performing the play OKLAHOMA for the University. Daniel and Barbara were married, moved to Topeka Kansas and had three children; Shawn, Marc and Dion. Then Daniel was transferred so they moved to Overland Park, Kansas. While in Overland Park, they had two more children; Shannon and Erin.
Daniel was a very loving husband and father. He coached his sons’ football and basketball teams. He also coached softball for one of his daughters. His wife Barbara died in 1976, leaving him with five children, the youngest being 8yrs.
A few years later, Daniel met Dorinne Barton. They both loved to dance. They soon married, Oct. 19, 1979, and “Danced the night away”. They would dance 4 maybe 5 nights a week. Cha Cha, Rhumba, Foxtrot, you name it and they would dance it. West Coast Swing was their favorite. Other couples would stop dancing to watch Daniel and Dorinne on the floor. They were amazing.
Dan and Dorinne moved to Canada for a few years but then found themselves back in the states. They became members of the Elks club. Daniel and Dorinne were inseparable. Dancing every chance they got. He took care of his wife for years before they were no longer able to live on their own.
Dorinne passed away November 3, 2013.
Daniel is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Shawn and Greg Strannigan; son and daughter-in-law Marc and Kathy Hurley; Son, Dion Hurley; daughter and son-in-law , Shannon and Manny Robleado; daughter, Erin Hurley; Step-daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Kirt Herzig.
Daniel is survived by 11 grandchildren, Lindsay, Danielle, Candyce, Jacob, Trisha, Barbara, Madison, Harrison, Samuel, Ryan and Erin, and 9 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brother, Father Patrick Hurley; grandsons Jonah Strannigan and Micah Settles.
A memorial service will be held 6pm, Monday, May 18th at the Elks lodge. 515 E 99th, Kcmo.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Elks lodge 26 would be appreciated.