Kathleen Bankert
Kathleen Bankert
Kathleen Bankert
Kathleen Bankert
Kathleen Bankert
Kathleen Bankert

Obituary of Kathleen M. Bankert

Phelps, Kathleen M. Bankert, age 74, died peacefully on Sunday May 29, 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a brief illness surrounded by her family.

Friends may call on Monday (June 6) from 4-7pm at the Cheney Funeral Home 70 Main Street Phelps. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday (June 7) at 1pm at the Phelps American Legion 1346 St. Rt. 96 

Phelps NY 14532. Burial will be private in Melvin Hill Cemetery.

It is requested that memorial donations be made in memory of Kathy to the Phelps American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 457 1346 St. Rt. 96 Phelps, NY 14532

Kathy was born on May 20, 1948 in Clifton Springs NY the daughter of the late Michael and Rita Smith Rush. She retired from Richardson-VanHorne Agency in Clifton Springs. Kathy was an active member and Past President of the Phelps American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit #457. She also held many offices for the Auxiliary. She was a member of the American Legion Color Guard, participated in many local parades and represented the Phelps American Legion in Canada for Warrior Days. She was a member of the Buckhorn Sportsman's’ Club and in her younger years enjoyed bowling. Her greatest pleasure was her family and grandchildren. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years Thomas Bankert Jr.

Children Rob (Wendy) Burri of Tallahassee FL

Lisa (Christopher) Orlando of Phelps

Jeff (Deb) Burri of Clifton Springs 

Grandchildren Jackie (Pete) Borrego

Cody (Christy) Creech, 

Mason and Sydney Jones

Christy and Colby Orlando

Dominique, Devon and Bryce Burri

Taylor and Derrick Kauder.

Sisters Pat (Mike) Piepoli of SC

Chris (Mark) Posten of SC

Deb (John) Marr of Newark

Michelle (Kevin) Turner of Clifton Springs 

Mother in law Betty Bankert of Phelps

Sister in law Deborah (Charles) Dhalle of Geneva

Many nieces, nephews and extended family

She was predeceased by her daughter Dawn Burri, Brother Thomas Rush and Father in law Thomas Bankert Sr.

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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, June 6, 2022
Cheney Funeral Home
70 Main Street
Phelps, New York, United States
(315) 548-4241
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