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Wilmar ‘Otto’ Kelley

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

HORSE BRANCH, Ky. — Wilmar “Otto” Kelley, 84, of Horse Branch, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Beaver Dam Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born on May 23, 1934, in Ohio County, Kentucky, to the late Wied and Lorene Hayse Kelley.

He worked at Cissels Manufacturing in Louisville and was a member of the Fox Hunters Club.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Marie Branham Kelley, and three siblings, Delmer Kelley, Martine Frames and Donnie Wallace.

Survivors include his children, Ronnie Otto (Cindie) Kelley, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky, and Debbie (Greg) Walker, of Louisville, Kentucky; three siblings, Bobby Kelley, of Morgantown, Kentucky, Elmer B. Kelley, of Horse Branch, and Wanda Arnold, of Louisville; seven grandchildren, April Kelley, Laura Kelley, Jimmie Kelley, Keira Kelley, Amanda Wilson, Misty (Joshua) Duff, Billy Otto Walker; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Rev. Terry Tarrance officiating. Burial will follow in Leach Cemetery in Horse Branch. Friends may visit with Mr. Kelley’s family from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Online messages of condolence may be left for the family of Wilmar “Otto” Kelley by visiting his memorial tribute at

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