CANASERAGA-Kimberly J. Gilbert, 50, passed away early Tuesday morning (Feb. 2, 2016) at her home at 9891 Gas Springs Road, after a one year battle with cancer.
Born in North Hornell on June 19, 1965, she was a daughter of Roger and Sandy (Carnes) Kiley and was a lifelong resident of Canaseraga.
A graduate of Canaseraga Central School, Kim served on the school board for eight years.
She was proud of being employed at one time as a teller for Steuben Trust Company at their Hornell, Arkport and Canaseraga branches. However, Kim was most proud of being a devoted wife and mother to her family. She especially enjoyed assisting in the daily operations of the family farm, “Lost Valley Farms,” as a bookkeeper as well as milking cows.
Kim was a huge Yankees fan and loved trips to Yankee stadium. Throughout her life she had several hobbies, including scrap booking, but her main hobby in life was her family; who she loved to spend time with.
Her loving family includes her husband of 30 years, John T. Gilbert, who she married in Canaseraga on Oct. 11, 1985; her parents, Roger and Sandy Kiley of Canaseraga; her two daughters, Brittany (Colt) Ellerstein and Brianne Gilbert all of Canaseraga; her son, Landon Gilbert also of Canaseraga; her sister, Lynne Kiley of Hornell; her brother, Michael (Heidi) Kiley also of Hornell; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gary and Donna Gilbert of Canaseraga; also her nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was predeceased by her son, Connor A. Gilbert on Aug. 18, 2013.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell is honored to serve the family of Kimberly J. Gilbert.
Calling hours are 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. A funeral service will be held in her memory at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Hope Wesleyan Church, 280 Grand St., (corner of Pine and Grand St.) in Hornell, with the Rev. Jason Shambach of the Valley Wesleyan Church in Canaseraga officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14642. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences or remembrances of Kim are welcomed at www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralhome.com.