In Memory of




Obituary for Danny Martin Buckler

Danny Martin Buckler passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, June 6th, 2023, at North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. A visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 am on Thursday, June 15th, 2023, at Vaughn’s Funeral Home in Weston, Missouri. A memorial service will immediately follow. The family suggests contributions be given to the West Platte Education Foundation.

Danny was born in Burlington, Kentucky on May 2, 1943, to Badger Calvert and Marjorie Helen (Sharp) Buckler. His family moved from Burlington to Dearborn, Missouri and eventually settled in Weston, Missouri. Danny was a 1962 graduate of West Platte High School. Upon graduation, Danny married his high school sweetheart, Mary Lee Gwinn, on June 30, 1962, and joined the U.S. Air Force in July of that same year.

Danny served as a jet mechanic from 1962-1966, when he was honorably discharged. After living in Texas and Arkansas during his military service, he moved his family back to Weston, Missouri. Danny started his own company, Danny’s Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, where he was eager to serve his community at a minute's notice. Danny also worked 25 years at De Laval in Kansas City, Missouri, where he worked in maintenance and assembly.

Danny was a man of many hobbies and talents. He could fix anything. He coached his daughters and their friends in summer softball, and he was involved in the local Shriners and Jaycee organizations. He traveled, hunted, fished, played poker, and various other sports, but his favorite by far was golf. He spent countless hours and made many friends on the green.

Danny left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He never met a stranger and after a short interaction he considered them family. Even in the last months of his life at Benton House, he was the life of the party.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Sherry Wintz, a brother-in-law Bill Wintz, a brother Carol Dell Buckler and a brother-in-law Leslie McNair.

Danny is survived by: 3 daughters, Wendy (Chris) Hiatt of Weston, Shawndra (Chad) Banister of Tonganoxie and Dannette Buckler of Platte City; One brother: Lyle (Paula) Buckler of Weston; 5 Sisters: Sis McNair of Weston, Janet (Bob) Kerns of Weston, Penny (George) Perdue of Platte City, Robin (Jim) Basquette of Platte City and Lori (Mark) Seymour of Weston; sister in law Judy Buckler; 9 grandchildren: Hilary (Jason) Buford, Madison (Jordan) Whitworth, Brody (Brittany) Hiatt, Bailey Hiatt, Gretchen Hiatt, Rheagan Buckler-Swickhamer, Haydn Buckler-Swickhamer, Cole and Jace Banister; 7 great grandchildren: Emmett, Henry and Fletcher Buford, Baker and Hazel Whitworth, Kayden Dickerson and Lillian Hiatt. Danny also leaves behind many cousins, nephews, nieces, life-long friends and Josh and Brett Olinger.