Hassie Dettenbach

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

ANNA, Ill. -- Hassie Pitts Lingle Dettenbach, 91, of Anna died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Anna City Care Center.

She was born Dec. 5, 1912, near Anna, daughter of Lother and Flora Lott Pitts.

Dettenbach worked with the Department of Mental Health through Elgin Mental Center as a psychiatric aide. Her last few years before retirement were spent as a supervisor in the rehab department for handicapped residents of Elgin Mental Health.

She graduated from Anna-Jonesboro High School in 1932 and married Joe Lingle after graduation. He died in 1962. While employed at Elgin Mental Health Center she met Frank C. Dettenbach, and married him Nov. 20, 1964. In 1991 they moved to Panama City, Fla.

Survivors include her husband; two sisters, Mary Hoyle of Anna and Ruth Forbes of Bristol, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Anna with Monsengior Dennis Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.