Ann Kniffin Herndon, 72, psychiatric social worker

July 29, 2002

Ann Kniffin Herndon, a psychiatric social worker, died Thursday of a heart attack at her Village of Cross Keys home. She was 72.

Known professionally as Lynn Kniffin, she had a private social work practice in individual and family psychotherapy in Roland Park for more than 30 years.

She also supervised social work and medical students in psychotherapy at the University of Maryland's School of Social Work, and taught at the extension division of the Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis.

Born Ann Bair in Norristown, Pa., she earned a degree from the University of Akron in Ohio and her master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

She was a member of the Hamilton Street Club and Woman's Club of Roland Park; enjoyed art, music and literature; and painted watercolors that she sold through the Greater Baltimore Cultural Arts Center.

Her marriages to Dr. Hazen G. Kniffin and John A. Herndon ended in divorce in 1964 and 1992, respectively.

A memorial service will he held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Henry W. Jenkins & Sons, 6500 York Road, Rodgers Forge.

She is survived by two sons, Erik Kniffin and Mark Kniffin, both of Boston; a sister, Judith Folk of Akron; and three grandchildren.

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