Annette B. Jarrell, 89, dental assistant

April 03, 2004

Annette B. Jarrell, a retired dental assistant, died of internal bleeding March 27 at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., where she moved last year. The former Rosedale resident was 89.

Born Annette B. Hejl in Baltimore and raised on North Montford Avenue, she attended Eastern High School but was forced to leave school during the Great Depression and work as a seamstress at the L. Greif & Brother Clothing Co. She later earned her high school diploma at night school.

She also earned a certified dental assistant's diploma and worked with Rosedale dentists and with the Baltimore Health Department at school dental clinics. She retired about 30 years ago. She was a Franklin Square Medical Center volunteer and a member of the Church of the Annunciation, where she belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary and the Funsters, a social club.

Her husband of 52 years, William F. Jarrell, a General Motors inspector, died in 1986.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church in Shawnee, Kan., where she was a member.

Survivors include two daughters, Vivian Foreman of Shawnee and Patricia Brinegar of Portsmouth, R.I.; a sister, Barbara Hoos of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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