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Betty Ann Knoll

Joe Denoyer - April 26, 2024 5:01 pm

Betty Ann Knoll, 88, of Liberal, passed away on Thursday April 25, 2024 at the Satanta District Hospital in Satanta, KS.

She was born on March 23, 1936 to Frank and Margaret (Rohr) Dechant at Victoria, KS.

On October 5, 1954 she married Marcellus Knoll at Collyer, KS; he preceded her in death on April 15, 1993.

Betty Ann was a graduate of Collyer High School: class of 1954. In 1962 she and Marcellus moved to Liberal from Hays, KS. She enjoyed puzzles, camping, and most of all, she loved being with her family.
She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Liberal.

Betty Ann is survived by Two Sons, Rodney Knoll and wife Bethany of Colorado Springs, CO, Blaine Knoll and wife Shelia of Ft. Collins, CO; Two Daughters, Debra Arellano and husband Eli of Centralia, MO, Sarah Chancey and husband Bob of Satanta, KS; Three Brothers, Eugene Dechant of Seattle, WA, Duane Dechant of Olathe, KS, and Harold Dechant and wife Madeline of Gladstone, VA; Four Sisters, Rose Ziegler of Thornton, CO, Marietta Dechant of Casper, WY, Barb Zerr and husband Henry of Garden City, KS, and Ann Ziegler of Great Bend, KS; 16 Grandchildren, 24 Great Grandchildren, Three Great Great Grandchildren; several Nieces & Nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her Parents; Three Sons, Marlin James Knoll, Blake Dale Knoll, and Gary Lee Knoll; Twin Infant Daughters, Janet & Janice Knoll; Three Brothers, Alvin Dechant, Herb Dechant, and Virgil Dechant; Two Sisters, Irene Sander and Evelyn Erickson.

Viewing will be 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm followed by a 6:00 pm Rosary Service Monday, April 29, 2024 at Miller Mortuary.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at the Miller Mortuary Chapel.
Burial will follow at the Liberal City Cemetery.

Friends may send condolences to the family through Betty Ann’s tribute web page at

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