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On Tuesday, April 27, Anna Belle Garst Elbel, went to be with her beloved family in Heaven.

Ms. Elbel was born, raised, and lived all 91 years of her life in San Antonio. She graduated from Brackenridge High School in the late 1940's and worked in the insurance industry in San Antonio. She married Harry Elbel, Sr., a business owner in San Antonio. She was an avid pet lover, and doted on her dogs and her parrot, Pete.

Ms. Elbel is preceded in death by her father, George Garst, Sr.; mother, Cecilia Rotter Stabenow; husband, Harry Elbel, Sr.; sister, Lillian Mary Brandt; brother, George Garst, Jr.; and her sister-in-law, Rose Garst. She is survived by her nephew Garry Garst (Elise); nephew George Garst, III (Carol); niece Cindy Garst; niece Christy Lockard (Kelly); 7 great nieces and nephews; 11 great-great nieces and nephews; as well as her loving caregivers and fellow residents at Hope's Residence.

A visitation will be held at Sunset Memorial Park and Funeral Home, located at 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX 78218 at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021, followed by a burial at the same location at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the non-profit Hope's Residence Nursing Center, in the name of Anna Belle Garst Elbel, so that they may continue to provide special treats and fun events for their residents. Send donations to: Hope's Residence, 5102 Gawain Dr., San Antonio, TX 78218.

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Published in Express-News on May 2, 2021.
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