Anne S. Sprenger, 85, Md. Children's Aid official

May 04, 2004

Anne S. Sprenger, retired associate director of Maryland Children's Aid and Family Services Inc., died of Alzheimer's disease Wednesday at the Collington Episcopal Life Care Community in Mitchellville. The former Northeast Baltimore resident was 85.

The former Anne Shope was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pa., and earned her bachelor's degree from New York University in 1940.

After working briefly in merchandising for the R.H. Macy & Co. department store in New York, she moved to Baltimore and went to work for Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.

She later held administrative positions with Americans for Democratic Action, Planned Parenthood, Community Chest and United Way before joining Maryland Children's Aid and Family Services in the early 1970s. She retired in 1980.

Mrs. Sprenger, a lifelong Democrat, had been active in numerous local and national campaigns. She also volunteered with the annual Smith College Book Sale.

Her marriages to Laurence T. Bliss and William Sprenger ended in divorce.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. May 22 at Collington's Interfaith Chapel.

Mrs. Sprenger is survived by a daughter, Susan D. Bliss of Alexandria, Va.

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