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Bernice E Klein

Bernice E Klein


Bernice E Klein, 95, of Le Roy and longtime resident of Batavia, passed away on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Rochester General Hospital.

Bernice was born Sept. 9, 1925 in Batavia, a daughter of the late John and Clara Haller Kelley.

She enjoyed being a homemaker, baking, sewing and gardening. She worked part time for many years at the Daily News. Bernice and her husband Henry, who preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2019, enjoyed a love of the great outdoors; boating, fishing, skiing, hunting, camping with their grandchildren and traveling in their motor home. Bernice and Henry were avid square dancers and belonged to the Batavia Twirlers.

Survivors include her daughters: Christine (Charles) Kuehl of East Bethany and Barbara (Paul) Hart of San Antonio, Texas; a son, David Klein of Groveland, Florida; six granddaughters; Jennifer Nagelhout, Stacey (Kelly) Mileham; Melissa (Christopher) Lacey, Ruth (Roger) Rodriguez, Amy (George) DeRosa, Paula (JR) Rodriguez; 10 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law Daisy Klein, and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her brothers Benjamin (Patricia) Kelley, Charles (Sally) Kelley, and sister Florence (Robert) Landcastle.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2 at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Mary’s Church, 18 Ellicott St, Batavia at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Batavia DAV Chapter -166, 3680 Rose Road, Batavia, NY 14020 or American Heart Association of WNY, 5488 Sheridan Dr -300, Williamsville, NY 14221. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit

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