Ann Elaine Bethka

Age 80, passed away at her home March 21, 2024.  She was born in Connecticut on February 17, 1944, to John and Charlotte (Clarke) Griffin.  After graduating from Holt High School, Ann received her Bachelor’s Degree from MSU in Criminal Justice.  She worked at several travel agencies before starting her own business, Small World Travel, which she operated for 10 years.  Ann loved animals and supported the Capital Area Humane Society.

She leaves behind: sons, Jeffrey Bethka, David Bethka and Craig Bethka; granddaughters, Alexis (Jason) Fowlkes and Alicia Bethka; grandson, Maxwell Fritz; great-grandchildren, Kylee, Kaylin and Landon Fowlkes, and Brooklyn Wright and Braelynn Bethka; brother, John (Diane) Griffin; nieces and nephew, Karen Havens, Kristin Williams and Kevin (Heather) Havens.  She was preceded in death by significant others, Donato Hernandez and Douglas Bethka; sister, Lynn Havens; and son, Douglas Bethka, Jr..

A private ceremony will be held at a later date in East Lawn Memory Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Capital Area Humane Society in memory of Ann Bethka.

Ann E. Bethka

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Audrey Fabus
March 27, 2024 at 4:00 pm

I am so very sorry to know Ann passed before I got to visit her. In the old days we have many good times together. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Kellie Bean
March 30, 2024 at 3:42 pm

Ann was such an amazing woman that I am honored I got to know her through my volunteer work. We had many conversations and even more laughs which has filled my heart with such great memories of her. I miss her company and friendship so very much. I think of her often as she was such a wonderful friend.

To her family, my deepest condolences in the loss of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Ann will forever be in my heart. God bless her family to help them with their loss.

Rick Tuttle
April 1, 2024 at 6:59 pm

So sad to see this news. Ann and I shared many email in the past several months. My neighbor, my sitter, my friend. Rest in peace.


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