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Isabell Louise Ottley

January 6, 1929 — July 21, 2020

We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved mother Isabell Louise Ottley, age 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep from natural causes on July 21, 2020. She was born in Manhattan, New York on January 6, 1929 daughter of father Kenneth Busch, an Air force WW2 Veteran and Mother Edna Busch, who worked at "Mute-O-Scope" Film Company, along with one sibling Carlton Busch.

Isabell was the wife of the late Emanuel Ottley who passed on April 1, 1978. They were married in Manhattan New York spring of 1947, and enjoyed 31 years of marriage. Isabell worked as a nurse before moving to Kingston, New York in 1970.

While living in Kingston she acquired the position as Kingston City Clerk and retired in 1980, She then went on to head the Roundout Senior Citizen Chapter. Isabell loved beaches, museums, western movies, and family events and was a Kingston historian. One of her favourite sayings was "inch by inch life's a cinch, yard by yard life it will always be hard."

Isabel is survived by her eight children, three sons and five daughters, Gerald Ottley, Douglas Ottley, Stephanie Ottley, Judith Ottley, Michelle Ottley, Roxanne Ottley, Melody Ottley, Timothy Ottley, 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Her legacy was raising her children. When we cried, she gave us strength, when we fell, she picked us up and when we had our accomplishments, she was there to let us know there would be many more. Isabel was our Mother our friend and our unconditional source of love. May she sleep in peace. Also known as Granbella, we hold her memories in our hearts forever.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Raymond's RC Church 1759 Castle Ave Bronx, NY 10462 on Saturday August 1st 2020 at 9:45. Burial to follow in St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, NY. For those who wish to send contributions in Isabell's memory may be made to; St. Raymond's RC Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston N.Y. A tribute for Isabell may be found at

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

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1759 Castle Hill Ave, NY 10462

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