Betty L. (Brendel) Gottschalk, 69, Hays, died Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Hays.

She was born Aug. 12, 1947, in Hays to Mitt and Evelynn (Rupp) Brendel. 

She was a homemaker.

She enjoyed puzzles and playing cards.

Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Gottschalk, of the home in Hays; two sons, Jerry Lee Simonton and Kevin Lee Simonton and his significant other, Angela, all of Hays; two stepsons, Roger Gottschalk and wife, Pam, Northglenn, Colo., and Jeff Gottschalk and wife, Tammy, Holcomb; a grandson, Christian Lee Simonton; six stepgrandchildren; and a niece, Darla Ridnour and husband, Nile.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gary Lee Brendel; and a nephew, Darren Lee Brendel.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice at Hays Medical Center.

Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice at Hays Medical Center.

Condolences can be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com.