Maryann Vogel

Obituary of Maryann Vogel

Maryann Vogel (Formerly Bankemper), 89, of Seminole, Florida passed away February 10, 2023. She was born on May 20, 1933 to William and Lorraine Kiefer. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy where she was class president. Maryann was the restaurant manager at El Greco for many years in Northern Kentucky until her retirement. After retirement, Maryann made her way to Florida with her husband John Vogel. There she was happy living close to her children and moving to the Tamarac Community in Seminole. She was preceded in death by her husband John Vogel, sister Kathleen Kiefer, parents William and Lorraine Kiefer. Maryann is survived by children Rick Bankemper (Cami Davis) and Peggy Fernandez (Ed Fernandez), sister Susan Abner, brother Will Kiefer (Jackie Flores), grandchildren Casey Kennedy (April Kennedy), Kerry Kennedy (Christina Kennedy), Rachel Harlan (Chris Harlan), and Ricky Bankemper, great-grandchildren Chloe and Ella Kennedy, and Bailey and Noah Harlan, and Joseph Granato. Maryann will be remembered for her fun, kind, and warm personality. She loved entertaining and being active at the Tamarac events such as Saturday Morning Breakfast, dances, holiday events, and community garage sales and as no surprise Maryann would always volunteer to work the jewelry booth. She had many friends and neighbors who knew if they had the pleasure of being with Maryann they would have lots of laughs and good times. Maryann and John traveled and had wonderful times together, they were the perfect match. Maryann loved to sparkle in every way from clothing, jewelry, shoes, even her home had sparkle and John always loved Maryann's "bling" touches throughout. Maryann's home was always decorated beautifully and was always ready for guests to visit. Her home was her showplace. She passed her feminine sparkle along to her daughter, grand daughter, and great grand daughters. The day Maryann passed away, she was wearing eleven bracelets, six on one arm and five on the other along with her Movado. Anyone who knew Maryann knew she loved bracelets. Maryann lived her life surrounded by pretty things, plenty of music and laughter. She was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren along with their accomplishments especially her son Rick who continues to entertain and make people happy just like Maryann did throughout her life. Maryann was the perfect mom, grandmother, and wife. Whatever challenges Maryann had in her life, she was always able to bounce back and continue on living a happy life nothing changed her spirit and kind personality. She held no regrets and always moved forward and as a result made her stronger and independent, she was amazing. A Funeral Mass for Maryann will be held Wednesday March 15, 2023 at 11:00am at St. Jerome's Catholic Church 10895 Hamlin Blvd, Largo, FL 33774. The committal service will be held the following day on Thursday March 16th, 2023 at 12:30pm at Bay Pines National Cemetery .
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