It is believed the old home, part of the present Danks Funeral Home, was built between 1895 and 1899, by Thomas H. Faught. In June 1913, it was purchased by T.S. Woodward and that same year, B.C. and Dena Mae Barnes purchased the property from Woodward. The Barnes Family resided there until September, 1921, when it was sold to Dr. J.O. McKenny. After Dr. McKenny's passing in 1946 the property was sold to Lawrence and Margaret Porter, but quickly changed hands in 1948 when Hubert and Thelma Myers became owners of the old home.
In 1951, Mr. Erwin L. and Mrs. Annabelle Casebier purchased the dwelling that once was the home of the late Dr. McKenney and converted it into a funeral home at Third and Lafayette Streets. William L. Danks was employed by the Erwin L. Casebier Funeral Home from 1959 until 1966 at which time he and his wife, Ima, purchased the business along with the real estate, changing the name to William L. Danks Funeral Home.There have been several alterations to the building including two chapels, a visitation room and two kitchen areas.