Bessie L. Danley

July 26, 1921 ~ April 30, 2021 (age 99)


Bessie L. Danley, 99, of Steubenville, Ohio passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 26, 1921 in Mingo Junction, Ohio a daughter of the late Jefferson and Edna Shively Wells. She was a member of LaBelle View U.M. Church for many years and upon its closing, the family joined Bell Chapel. Bessie was a true example of love, showing kindness to everyone she met. Her love for her husband, Ed, and her family could not be matched. She left a legacy of love that will be passed down for generations to come. 

 Preceding Bessie in death were her husband of 64 years Edward W. Danley on November 10, 2002; brother Donald Wells and sister Lillian Wells Humes.

Bessie is survived by her daughter Deborah K. Danley of Steubenville; sons Charles L. (Beverly) Danley of Bradenton, FL and Lawrence (Marilyn) Danley of Pittsburgh; six grandchildren Tawnya (James) Hohler, Tamara (Michael) Farnham, Kimberly (Ryan) Lovelace, Brian (Heather) Danley, Shannon (Michael) Poleto and Chelsea (Robert) Rodgers and great-grandchildren Alyssa Danley, Taylor Danley, Morgan Lovelace,  Maggie Lovelace, Alexandria Poleto, Anthony Poleto and Nico Rodgers. She is also survived by life long friends Shirley and Ennio Barchiesi, Dorie and Lawrence Mallas,  Kelly McCrea and Margeaux Mallas.

The family would like to thank Bessie’s caregivers Stephanie Agnew, Robin Travis, Cherie Smogonovich, Tiffany Green and Denise Moores, for their excellent care and compassion.

Family and friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville on Wednesday 2-4.  Services will be held at noon on Thursday. Burial will be at Fort Steuben Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Bell Chapel UM Church at 3419 State Route 213 Steubenville, OH 43952 or Jefferson County Humane Society and Animal Shelter 200 Airport Access Rd. Wintersville, OH 43953.

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