Services for Nannie Armistead I'Anson, a St. Mary's County native who was active in numerous hereditary and patriotic societies, will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at All Faith Episcopal Church in Huntersville, St. Mary's County.
Miss I'Anson of Roland Park died on Christmas Day at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. She was 81.
The daughter of the late Robert Armistead I'Anson and Rowena Colton Holmes I'Anson of Mechanicsville, Miss I'Anson graduated from George Washington University Law School and was admitted to the District of Columbia bar before joining the federal government in Washington. She worked as an attorney for the Veterans Administration until her retirement in 1968.
Miss I'Anson maintained a deep interest in her ancestry that led to numerous memberships and offices in hereditary and patriotic societies.
Active with the Daughters of the American Revolution, MisI'Anson held two terms as regent of the Major William Thomas Chapter, St. Mary's County; was state parliamentarian, registrar, vice regent and regent of the Maryland State Society of Daughters of the American Revolution; and served as vice president general of the national society.
Her memberships included the Daughters of American Colonists; the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century; the Hugenot Society of Maryland; United Daughters of the Confederacy; Dames of the Court of Honor, Southern Dames of America; the Order of the Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgeons and Descendants of Colonial Clergy; and the United States Daughters of the War of 1812.
She was past matron of the Hope Chapter No. 30, District of Columbia, Order of the Eastern Star, and a charter member of the Marion Martin Republican Women's Club.
Her survivors include a sister, Emma M. Carroll of Sparks; a brother, Robert A. I'Anson of Boynton Beach, Fla.; a niece; and a nephew.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Maryland State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Attention: State Treasurer Mrs. G. Brent Price, 1793 Clearview Road, Union Bridge, Md. 21791.