Clyde - Mrs. Katherine (Kay) VanBortel, 102, formerly of 164 West Genesee St., died Monday (January 21, 2013) at the Wayne County Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
At Kay's request, there will be no prior calling hours, and grave side services will be private at White Haven Memorial Park. A memorial service will be announced in the spring.
Memorial contributions to the Clyde Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 236, Clyde NY or to the Wayne County Nursing Home, 1529 Nye Rd., Lyons, NY 14489 would be appreciated.
Kay was born in Walworth, N.Y. on March 2, 1910, the daughter of Peter and Carrie Kelshur LaGasse. She and her husband ran Van Bortel Dairy in Clyde for over 30 years. She was predeceased by her husband of over 60 years, Harry VanBortel, in 1992.
Mrs. VanBortel was a member of the Vandenburgh Chapter of the Eastern Star, and the Clyde Grange. Kay loved taking care and watching her grandchildren.
Surviving are her daughter, Betty (Robert) Chappell of Newark; her son, Paul (Diane) VanBortel of Clyde; her twin sister, Gertrude Gill of Macedon; her grandchildren, Karen VanLiew, Lorene (Nicholas) Molisani, Julie (Timothy) Arliss, Jill (Daniel) Clemente and Peter (Sonya) VanBortel and 11 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was pre-deceased by her son, Neil Van Bortel; her daughter, Eleanor Godkin; her great-grandson, Derrick Chappell; her grandson, Kevin Chappell; seven sisters, and two brothers.
The VanBortel family has entrusted the Baris Funeral Home of Clyde with Kay's funeral arrangements.q