Anne R. Thompson Painter, illustrator

January 03, 1991

Services for Anne R. Thompson, an amateur painter who had worked as a commercial artist and medical illustrator, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 78 Church Road, Arnold.

Mrs. Thompson, who was 88 and lived in Arnold, died Monday at the Anne Arundel Medical Center after a long illness.

Before her marriage in 1922, she worked in a commercial art studio and as a librarian and an illustrator for Dr. Howard Kelly at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Later, she won several prizes for her oil paintings.

The former Anne R. Baker was a native of Baltimore who was educated at Western High School and the Maryland Institute.

Her husband, Allan C. Thompson, a retired clerk in the midshipmen's store at the Naval Academy, died in 1982.

She is survived by a son, Allan C. Thompson Jr. of Davidson; two daughters, Anne Shockey of Arnold and Mary Ellen Wigley of Long Island, N.C.; a brother, John Baker of Baltimore; two sisters, Lida Whitaker and Marguerite Sweany, both of Annapolis; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Heart Association of the Asbury United Methodist Church.

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