Angelita Angela Espitia Flores died peacefully in Wichita, Kansas on July 19, 2018 at the age of 88.
Angela is survived by her husband: Basil “Tony” Flores; children: Ronald of Wichita, Ks; Michael and wife Shari of Newton, Ks; Charles of Wichita, Ks; Robert and wife Valerie of Newton, Ks.; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, infant son, Rodger Steven Flores; son Larry Flores, and many siblings and cousins.
Angela was born on January 10th, 1930 in Sedgwick, Ks to Rufino Espitia and Magdalena Chavez. She went to school in Sedgwick through the 5th grade. She later went to a welding program at Newton High School and received her certificate in welding. She married Basil, her lifelong sweetheart, on December 17, 1948 and they were married for seventy years prior to her passing. After moving to Newton, she began her working career at many different companies. Over time, the couple welcomed six children into their home. Her children remember her as a hard-working, giving person who encouraged them to pursue their goals.
She was driven by her desire to help others and volunteered her time at the Et Cetera Shop and the Salvation Army. She loved Jesus and had a power and commitment to help others in Jesus’s name. (Amen) She was a prayer warrior and was always willing to pray for others. She was an active and dedicated member of the religious community in Newton.
A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 24th at Petersen Funeral Home of Newton. All are welcome to attend and celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Debra Lee McCauley in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, Kansas 67114. The family would like to thank Newton Medical Center and Via Christi-St. Francis of Wichita. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.