Anna Ruth Dettweiler, 87, passed away at Cimarron Nursing Center in Kingfisher on Oct. 25, 2020.
Anna was born May 25, 1933, in Enid to William and Anna Pearl Kaps.
She graduated from High School and attended Hill Business School.
She married Dennis Dettweiler on Sept. 13, 1958, in El Reno. They had two children, Cecilia and Joel.
Anna and Dennis moved to Chickasha and worked for H&R Block. The family then moved to several cities including El Reno, Broken Bow, DeQueen, Ark., Lawrence, Kan., and finally settled down in Watonga.
She worked for Watonga Public Schools driving the school bus and as a janitor.
Later on, Anna and Dennis opened Dettweilers’ Arts & Crafts. They started it in their home, but eventually grew their business and moved to downtown Watonga where they added ceramics.
After a while, they decided to close their shop in Watonga and moved to Yukon.
They went on the road doing photography, “Precious Memories.”
In 1986 they began working as janitors and night security for Brassfield’s.
Anna later started a bookkeeping business with her son Joel.
After retirement, they moved to Kingfisher where Dennis started his dream of farming and raising cattle.
Anna spent much of her time doing what she enjoyed: cooking, painting and writing devotionals from her life experiences, titled “From Anna’s Pen.”
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
She is survived by her daughter Cecilia McCloud and husband Michael, and her son Joel Dettweiler and wife Rochelle; three grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Emanuel Iglesias Bautista, 1509 S. Oak St. in Kingfisher, with interment following at Kingfisher Cemetery under the direction of Sanders Funeral Service.