William D. "Bill" Townley, 87, died Thursday, January 21, 2010, in Linn. He was born September 13, 1922, dear son of the late Alvah and Ina (Collier) Townley. He was the loving husband of Lenora (Helle) Townley who preceded him in death; dear father of Steven (Lynn) Townley of Rocheport Mo., Glenn (Peggy) Townley of O'Fallon Mo. and Lynn (John) Norman of Foristell, Mo.; loving brother of Kenneth (Ester) Townley of Jefferson City, Mo., Donald (Evelyn) Townley of Liberty Mo. and Ruth (Andy) Anderson of Albany N.Y.; loving grandfather of eight and he had numerous extended family members. Mr. Townley was a member of Masonic Lodge Chamois #185, St. Charles Chapter #1 Royal Arch Masons, Ivanhoe Commandry #8, Eastern Star Alexander Chapter 242, The Royal Order of Scotland, York Council #40 Royal Arch Masons, Missouri Lodge of Research, Red Cross of Constantine, White Shrine of Jerusalem and numerous other Masonic organizations Friends were received from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Meyer Hilke Millard Funeral Home, Chamois. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ in Chamois with Rev. Denise Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the Chamois City Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shriner Children's Hospital or the Alexander Chapter 242 of Eastern Star c/o Paul Funeral Home, 240 N. Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO 63301. Arrangements are under the direction of MEYER-HILKE-MILLARD Funeral Home, 107 S. Market St., (573) 763-5658.