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If sole owner of the savings account passes away do I have the legal authority to continue to transfer funds as needed
Unfortunately no, the death of the sole owner would revoke any authority for you to continue to access the solely owned account as it would become owned by the estate at the moment of death. You would have to get permission from the executor of the estate to continue transferring money from that account. If you continued to do so and the executor became aware of it, they could sue you to recover any improperly removed money..
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Ok, then it would be the Administrator who pursued matters not the Exec/Personal Rep if there was no will.
What rights do I have concerning this account
If you aren't the owner of the account and it was owned by the deceased, then it would go into their estate to be divided up among the heirs.
or her becoming my personal representative?
And you can't become your own personal representative because a PR is appointed after someone dies. If you are asking if you can file a probate petition to be appointed Administrator of the deceased's estate, then yes, since there was no will, there is no one named as PR so any interested party can apply.