Derby - Maricle, Betty Ruth (Velasquez),93, went to be with her Lord & Savior, Wednesday, January 18th, 2023. She was born January 8th, 1930 to Antonio J. and Nora Ann (Byas) Velasquez in Anthony, KS. Betty Ruth was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother & friend. She was a homemaker as well as a retired dispatcher at Boeing Aircraft. She was saved by grace and was a God-fearing born again Baptist Christian.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Freddy Lee Maricle in 2001; sons: Lee (Infant) & Gary Lee Maricle in 2015; Brother: Joe Eugene Velasquez, special aunt & uncle who assisted Antonio raising her & her siblings, after the very young death of their mother, Nora: Salvador J. Velasquez & Simona Trinidad (Velasquez) Byas.
Betty is survived by her Daughters: Cathy Ann (Otis) Knabe of Derby, Lori Ann Maricle of Derby; Sister: Mary Helen "Mimi" Velasquez of Derby; Brother: Harold Arthur Velasquez of Berryton, KS; grandchildren: Kevin (Stephanie Kotas) Knabe, Toni (Andrew) Drinkard, Amanda (Jacob) Hadley & Jesse Knabe; Great-grandchildren: Olivia, Lucy & Cora Kotas-Knabe; Nora & Haven Drinkard; Grant & Bonnie Hadley, numerous other relatives & friends
Visitation: Thursday, January 26th, 2023, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Smith Family Mortuary 1415 North Rock Road Derby, Kansas 67037. Funeral Service: 1:00 pm, Friday, January 27th, 2023 at Lincoln Baptist Church 7801 E. Lincoln Wichita, KS 67207. Interment to follow at El Paso Cemetery, Derby. Memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers: Lincoln Baptist Church.