Anna Jo Tevebaugh

Anna Jo Ferris Tevebaugh, 66, of Leavenworth, succumbed to a highly aggressive and unexpected cancer on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. This was the date of her 42nd wedding anniversary to her beloved husband, Ernie Tevebaugh. She was born to Walter and Patricia (Tarvin) Ferris on October 29, 1950 in Leavenworth.

Anna Jo Tevebaugh

She was born again Feb 8, 1975 at the Resurrection Inn coffee house where she and Ernie met. Fun fact, her son Salem was born on the 2 year anniversary of her spiritual birth and meeting Ernie and her son Luke was born on the 1 year anniversary of her marriage to Ernie.

Anna Jo is survived by her husband, Ernie Tevebaugh; a brother Rick Ferris; two sons, Sean (Colleen) Carney and Luke (Lindsay) Tevebaugh; eight grandchildren, Nick, Walter, Jayde, Lily, Salem, Carter, Pax and Sean aka Spud; and her dearest friend, Debi Bond.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Salem Tevebaugh.

Her favorite activities included memorizing scripture, Bible study, listening to Bob Dylan, watching and quoting Tombstone, playing board games, handmaking custom greeting cards, working crossword puzzles, playing with her grandkids, creating Lego sculptures, playing the guitar and singing, gardening, fellowshipping with her church family at Rock of Ages and generally encouraging her friends and loved ones.

She graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1968 and then worked for the City of Leavenworth and the VA Medical Center until she decided to stay home and spend more time in her gardens, on her hobbies and with her grandkids.

Her family isn’t looking at her passing primarily as their loss, though they miss her dearly, but rather as Heaven’s gain. Because of the blood of Jesus shed on Calvary’s cross to forgive Anna Jo’s sin and because of His resurrection from the grave to give her His life, she has entered into a newness of life God had intended for her from before the foundation of the earth. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at First Baptist Church (340 N. 13th St.). A funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, at the church. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Women’s Ministry at the Rock of Ages. Arrangements in care of R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.