Kathleen Telkamp

Newport News Virginia- Kathleen Elizabeth Telkamp, 86, passed away peacefully at home on June 26, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her cats and family.  

Kathleen was born and educated in Richmond, VA.  She was a hair dresser for over 30 years.  After retirement, she and her husband Lee traveled extensively in their camper, visiting every state as well as Canada and Mexico.  She was an avid quilter and member of the Busy Bee quilters since 2006. She made baby quilts for every grandchild from 1984 to 2022, the last one being gifted just weeks before her passing.  She was a member and treasurer of High Hopes Investment club for over 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leroy “Lee” T. Telkamp, parents, Frank Mount and Thelma K. Amesberry, siblings John F. Mount, Mary J. Nelson, James E. Mount, William C. Mount and Robert J Mount, son-in-law Glenn J. Thomas, and grandson Ryan Thomas, stepson Donald Telkamp.

She is survived by 10 children and stepchildren Helen M. Myers and husband Gene of Hampton, VA, Susan E. Thomas of Newport News, VA, William F. Fourney and wife Doris of Hampton, VA, Sylvia L. Shanahan and husband Edmund of Yorktown, VA , Christine Buehler of Winter Springs, FL, Mike Telkamp of Christmas, FL, Patrick Telkamp of Newport News, VA, William Telkamp of Deltona, FL, Bonnie Teymouri  and husband Javad of Castle Rock,CO, Timothy Telkamp and wife Kathleen of Oviedo, FL and daughter-in-law Anna Bazzani of Yorktown, VA, 31 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren, in-laws  Doris Jacobson of Troy, MO,  Sister Zita Telkamp of Pittsburg, PA, Patricia Hoemman of Brussels, Ill, and Mathias Telkamp of St. Charles, MO.

Kathleen will be available for viewing at Peninsula Funeral Home on Thursday, June 30 at 2:00 with a funeral service to follow at 3:00.

Arrangements are being handled by Peninsula Funeral Home.


  1. Christine Telkamp Buehler

    Kathleen my “other mother” was a wonderful woman full of life, laughter and love. I will miss her terribly but always carry her in my heart. This is not goodbye but until I see you again. ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Rhonda Fahringer

    What a lovely lady. I introduced my Mom to her trying to see if they would be friends. We both loved her and enjoyed our time with her. She was so talented and compassionate.

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