Obituary: Dannie L. Kelly

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  • | 11:15 a.m. April 29, 2015
  • West Orange Times & Observer
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Dannie L. (Dan) Kelly, a longtime resident of Winter Garden, died on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Lebanon, Illinois.

Dan was born on April 28, 1933, in Shreveport, Louisiana. His family moved to Miami, Florida, in 1939.  He graduated from Miami Edison Senior High School in 1950 and graduated from Southeastern Bible Institute in 1954 in Lakeland, Florida. He lived and worked in Florida until moving to O’Fallon, Illinois, in 2010. He lived for many years in Miami and Key Largo — he lived in Winter Garden from 1991 to 2010.

 Over the years, Dan was creative and had many interests and hobbies including carpentry, snorkeling, salt water aquariums, gardening, thrift stores, bottle hunting in the mangroves of the Florida Keys, and fossil hunting on the banks of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville.

 He was preceded in death by his wife Billie J. Lovelady Kelly, who passed away in 1987; and his parents, Lewis M. and Thula D. Coleman Kelly.

Surviving are his daughters, Susan Kelly, of Woodhaven, New York, and Laura McKinney, of O’Fallon; his grandsons, Brian McKinney, of San Diego, California, and David Laemle, of Woodhaven; and his brother Marvin D. Kelly (Ola), of Jacksonville. 

A memorial service will be held in Florida later this year.


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