Anna Ruth Crecelius Prewett of Greenwood, IN, and formerly of Marshall, Illinois, passed from this life at 12:42 p.m., February 8, 2021, at Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis. She was born October 12, 1934, in Emison, Knox County, Indiana, as the eldest child of Clarence McKinley and Ruth Irene McMahon Crecelius. She grew up in Vigo County, Indiana, where she attended Riley Elementary School and was a 1952 graduate of Glenn High School. She worked at the drugstore and restaurant in Seelyville after school. While attending Terre Haute (Indiana) Commercial College and after she graduated, she worked at E.J. Rogers Jewelry, Downtown Chevrolet and Sears, Roebuck & Company as a bookkeeper. She worked a short time at Clark Service Company as an accounting clerk after moving to Marshall. She also later worked a summer at Miller Fertilizer, Martinsville, Illinois. In her youth, Anna Ruth was a member of Job’s Daughters of Terre Haute and the Vigo County 4-H Club, as well as a percussionist with the VFW Band of Terre Haute. She was also an accomplished violinist and a singer. Anna Ruth was a member of the Riley Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star from 1952 until its recent closure. She had served as past matron of Chapter #22. Anna Ruth met Roy Prewett at the Vigo County Rural Youth Club, where they both were members and later organized square dances. They married on September 2, 1956, at the Union Christian Church, Terre Haute, and established a home in Marshall, Roy’s hometown. In 1957, she was baptized and became a member of the local Christian Church. She maintained her faith and love of music throughout her life. For 40 years, she was a family farm bookkeeper, beginning in 1961 when the couple and their children moved to Wright Hill Farm, south of Marshall. Anna Ruth also assisted on the farm, especially as a truck driver during harvest. She sustained a spinal injury in 1984 that left her partially paralyzed but she recovered to walk again. In 2001, the couple moved to town and, in 2006, they moved to Greenwood, where Anna Ruth continued as Roy’s primary caregiver until his death in 2013. Ann Ruth is survived by two daughters, Jennie R. Prewett, Greenwood, IN, and Judie R. Prewett of Terre Haute. Her son, John Roy Prewett, preceded her in death in 1977. Other local area survivors are her sister, Marjorie Zellers; a niece, Lynn (Cary) Vernon; and two grandnephews, McKinley and Jackson, all of Terre Haute. A private burial was recently held at Marshall Cemetery. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall Schools Foundation or to the Marshall Cemetery Association. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservice.com.