A former sheriff for Putnam County passed away following complications with a heart procedure. 71-year-old Danny Peto died at Saint Luke’s on the Plaza in Kansas City, on Friday, March 12th. Peto was born in Higbee, on July 13, 1949. He grew up in Mercer and Putnam Counties and graduated from Unionville High School in 1967. Peto was elected as Putnum County’s sheriff in 1981. At that time, he was the youngest county sheriff in Missouri. A Celebration of Life will be held at the First Baptist Church in Unionville at 11:00 am tomorrow, with visitation at Playle & Collins Family Funeral Home in Unionville from 6:00 – 8:00 pm this evening.