Betty Marie Knapp, 86, Chanute, died Friday, September 19, 2008, at the Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
She was born Dec. 8, 1921, in Neosho County to Leslie Oren and Laura May Morehead Kepley.
She married Harley W. Knapp on Dec. 31, 1946. He died on July 31, 1987.
She was a member of the First Christian Church and belonged to various clubs during her lifetime. She was a skilled homemaker and gardener and loved her arts and crafts.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Duane M. and Sallie Knapp and Robert L. and Ruth Knapp, all of Chanute; a daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Peter Luginbuehl, Fairview, Wyo.; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Kepley; a sister, Lela Kepley; and a great-granddaughter, Eden Sitter.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church. Burial will follow in Neosho County Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church or the Fire Escape Coffeehouse in care of the funeral home.