Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Anna Q was born July 24, 1926 to Jay Calvin and Nettie Lou (Loftis) Phillips. Jay homesteaded in Delaware County, Oklahoma. Remarkably, all 11 of their children lived into adulthood. Anna had an active childhood swimming, climbing trees and riding horses. She and her mother were both known to be excellent cooks. The letter Q being the whole of Anna’s middle name led her to often use the full name of others. She graduated from Jay High School and briefly taught in a one-room schoolhouse.