Kay Denise Kelly

August 19, 1977 - October 30, 2017

Kay Denise Kelly, 40, San Diego, California, previously of Lincoln, passed away Oct. 30, 2017. She was born Aug. 19, 1977, in Manhattan, Kansas, to Denis (Sanchez) and Richard Kelly. Kay graduated from Lincoln High School in 1995 with many honors and achievements to celebrate. She then went to Kansas University participating on the Jayhawks Dive Team and ultimately earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1999.

Kay left us too soon but we hold dear the memories in our hearts of her loud and infectious laugh and her love for animals big and small. Kay was a shining star and loved by many.

Kay is survived by her parents; Richard and Denis of Sterling. Her brothers; Bryan(Sarah) Kelly of Lincoln and Barry J. Kelly of Burbank, California. Nephews: Austen Thompson, Jacob Kelly and niece, Lauren Kelly, all of Lincoln. Kay also leaves behind many friends and family that will never forget how much of a bright and shining star she truly was.

A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 10, at Miller-Long VFW Hall, 3340 W. A Street, Lincoln. Please send memorials to the family or to Domesti-Pups.

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