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Obituary of Danny Deneen Stanford

Danny Deneen Stanford, age 77

August 9, 1943 – May 11, 2021

Danny Deneen Stanford, age 77, of Rosiclare, Illinois, passed away at 12:35 PM – Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare, Illinois.


Funeral services celebrating Danny’s life will be held at 3:00 PM – Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the First Christian Church in Rosiclare, Illinois, with Jon Byers officiating.  Burial will be in the Empire Cemetery in Elizabethtown, Illinois.  Visitation will be held 2 hours before the service.  In loving memory of Danny, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House and can be mailed to the Stanford Family, 6 Stanford Drive Rosiclare, Illinois 62982.  Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at


Danny was born on August 9, 1943, in Rosiclare, Illinois, the son Willard Ray and Alma Ilene (Riley) Stanford.  He graduated from Rosiclare Community High School in 1961, and worked for the Illinois Secretary of State in Springfield from 1965 to 1967.

Danny was best known for his 41 years of service, working at the Hardin County Independent, a career he started in 1970.

Danny was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Rosiclare.  Following Danny’s retirement and failing health, he stayed in contact with his many friends on Facebook, and kept everyone entertained with his witty jokes and comments.  He also kept everyone in his prayers and on the prayer list.

Danny also enjoyed doing genealogy and was a local legend for his knowledge of the history of Hardin County and its people.

Danny is survived by:

Children – Robert Miles Jr of Rosiclare, Illinois; Glen (wife Sandy) Stanford of Merrillville, Indiana; Laurita Moore of Rosiclare, Illinois and Blaine (wife Kellie) Stanford of Rosiclare, Illinois

Grandchildren – Danielle Miles, Alex Miles, Brittny Cowsert and Tyler Stanford, Aric Wagner, Daniel Wagner and Megan Bordoy

Sisters – Betty Reed and Sherliee Palmer both of Rosiclare, Illinois

Several nieces and nephews also survive


Danny was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Jason Anthony Jones, brothers Ronald Glen Stanford and Robert Neal Stanford and a sister Melva Ruth Goins, brothers-in-law Bobby Goins, Steve Reed and Hershel Palmer.


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  1. Joseph Dutton on May 12, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    I always thought a lot of Danny. May Holy Spirit comfort you all at this time!

  2. Susan Hurford Williams on May 15, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Danny was a faithful employee of the Hardin County Independent newspaper.

  3. Shirley L. McIver on May 16, 2021 at 11:21 am

    I knew Danny through Facebook. He was quite a character: outspoken, liked posting jokes, religious thoughts, loved his children and grandchildren.
    He corrected me on some of my Facebook posts and was nice about it. He knew history and he knew how to spell. He remained friends with others with whom he disagreed. Danny remembered much about local history. He could have written a book — I think he did!
    I friended him before later remembering that I had met him briefly at the Hardin County Independent. I had his signature on a receipt for a thank you ad in the paper. He knew my Aunt Robbie and her husband. He knew several of my family, as well.
    Everyone seemed to like and love Danny!

  4. charles norman on May 27, 2021 at 2:48 am

    He did alot for Hardin County and was always a good man and he was the Hardin county independent

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