Douglas County Bank to close downtown Friday for funeral

Douglas County Bank will close its downtown branch Friday morning so employees can attend the funeral of Joe Kelly, a former bank director and chief executive officer.

Kelly, 84, died Monday at his home in Lawrence. Warren-McElwain Mortuary is handling arrangements.

The bank’s offices and lobby, at 300 W. Ninth St., will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. The location’s drive-through lanes and all other branch locations will remain open.

Kelly’s funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, according to the bank.

Kelly served as the bank’s chief executive officer from 1982 until his retirement in 1994. Upon his retirement, he continued to serve on the bank’s board of directors until January 2006.