Betty Bankert
Betty Bankert
Betty Bankert
Betty Bankert
Betty Bankert
Betty Bankert

Obituary of Betty Jane Bankert

Phelps, Betty Jane Bankert age 95, died peacefully on Tuesday August 23, 2022 at Clifton Springs Hospital with her loving family by her side.

There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Tuesday (Aug. 30) 11am at St. Francis Cemetery in Phelps with Rev. Brian Fellows officiating. A celebration of life will follow the cemetery service at the Phelps American Legion at Noon to which family and friends are invited.

It is requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Betty be made to the Phelps American Legion Ladies Auxiliary 1346 NY-96 Phelps, NY 14532.

Betty was born on May 20, 1927 in Geneva, NY the daughter of the late David and Jessie Miller Reid Jr.

She was a member of the Phelps American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a life member of the Buckhorn Sportsman’s Club. She was also a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Phelps.  Over her lifetime Betty worked at various manufacturing facilities the last being Sarah Coventry Inc. in Newark.

Betty was a prolific knitter and crochetier. There was nothing she could not master in her knitting. She was also an avid reader. Betty enjoyed traveling, having gone all over the US, parts of Europe and on many Caribbean cruises with her husband and family.  She and her husband had a winter home in Crystal River, FL, which they enjoyed for many years.  In addition, they had a camp, surrounded by family member's camps in the hills of Dundee, where many gatherings, campfires and reunions were held over the years.  Visitors were always welcomed and encouraged at all their properties.  Betty loved her trips to the casinos no matter where she was. It wasn’t the gambling, it was the game of chance that intrigued her.  She also enjoyed playing euchre with family and friends and was often the best player at the table.  But above all else, first and foremost was the love of her family and her time spent with them.  

Betty possessed a gift for connecting with others, instilling laughs, smiles and much life reflection.  Although she loved her visits with family and friends, this was reciprocated two-fold.  You couldn't spend time with this amazing lady and not feel better for it afterward.

Betty is survived by her 2 children Debbie (Charlie) Dhalle of Florida/Geneva

Tom Bankert (Kathy - recently deceased) of Phelps

Grandchildren Shawn (Steve Fox) Peisher, 

Melissa Dhalle, Michael (Abby Higgins) Dhalle, Rob (Wendy) Burri, Lisa (Chris) Orlando and Jeff (Deb) Burri

Brothers in law Robert (Sandy) Bankert and LaVance Dorgan

16 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandsons 

Several nieces and nephews

Betty was predeceased by her husband Thomas Bankert Sr., daughter in law Kathy Bankert, brothers William, Donald & David and sisters Genevieve Hand & Eleanor Dorgan, brothers in law George & Paul Bankert

Funeral arrangements have been made with the Cheney Funeral Home 70 Main Street Phelps.

 

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Tuesday
30
August

Grave Side Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
St. Francis Cemetery
Clifton Steet
Phelps, New York, United States
315-462-2961
Tuesday
30
August

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Phelps American Legion
1346 State Rout 96
Phelps, New York, United States
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