Betty Grace Knittel
Betty Knittel, 86, Olathe, Kansas passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Kansas City Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Friday, November 11 at Olathe Community of Christ, 15520 S. Ridgeview, Olathe, KS 66062. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s memory may be made to Outreach International, 129 W. Lexington, Independence, MO 64050.
Betty was born August 27, 1925 in Ft. Collins, CO, the daughter of Glenn and May Brolliar. She graduated from Ft. Collins High School. Betty married Don Wall and they had three children; Claudia, Kay and Steven. In 1963 she married Don Knittel and became step-mother to Donna, Kathy and Benjamin. She worked in various capacities for The Woodward Governor Company, managed a Laundromat, owned a dairy farm and later, designed quilts. Following the death of her husband in 2001, she relocated to Olathe from Arkansas.
Betty enjoyed making a multitude of crafts including jewelry, home decor, sewing and quilts. She was a passionate reader, using the Talking Books service. She was a friend to everyone, making people feel special. Betty was a lifelong member of the Community of Christ (formerly RLDS).
Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Claudia Lynn Fabio. She is survived by two children, Kay (Wall) Adams, & husband George, Greenwood Village, CO and Steven Wall & wife Frankie, Olathe; three step-children, Donna Egan, Littleton, CO, Kathy Knittel, Salida, CO and Benjamin Knittel & wife Esther, Houston, TX; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Steven, Jessica and Greg, three great-grandchildren, Katherine, David and Isaac and two sisters, Joy Jones, Ft. Collins, and Margie, Pfau, Torrance, CA.