Elizabeth "Betty" (Franken) Anschutz, 84, Hoover, Ala., died Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

She was born May 29, 1934, in Cologne, Germany to Katharina and Otto Franken. She self taught and mastered the English language and went on to become a U.S. citizen in 1974.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Anschutz with whom she celebrated their 47th anniversary on Valentine's Day; a son, John Johnson Jr.; three daughters, Heide Hinds, Sue Stevens and Becki Hess; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Saint John Lutheran Cemetery, Russell.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.southernheritagefunerals.com.

Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell, is in charge of the graveside service arrangements.