Elizabeth “Betty” Franken Anschutz, of Hoover, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
She was born on May 29, 1934 in Cologne, Germany to the late Katharina and Otto Franken into a large family of eight sisters and one brother. After surviving WWII in Germany, she came to the United States in 1958. She self-taught and mastered the English language and went on to become a US Citizen in 1974.
Elizabeth “Betty” was strong willed, passionate, and full of life. She loved to spend time in the kitchen cooking and baking and was known for her amazing chocolate chip cookies. She also enjoyed swimming, camping, fishing, and spending time with family.
She is survived by her husband, with whom she celebrated their 47th Anniversary on Valentine’s Day, Wayne Anschutz; her children, Heide Hinds (Billy), Sue Stevens (David), Becki Hess (Ron), and John Johnson Jr. (Dorothy); eight grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
A visitation for Elizabeth “Betty” will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Southern Heritage Funeral Home, 475 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham, AL 35124, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Saint John Lutheran Cemetery in Russell, Kansas.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.southernheritagefunerals.com for the Anschutz family. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas is in charge of the graveside funeral service arrangements.