Anne B. Scheffenacker, Secretary, Caregiver

August 29, 2009|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Anne B. Scheffenacker, a retired caregiver who earlier had been a secretary for a Baltimore investment firm, died Sunday of kidney failure and cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 79.

Anne Beverly Cooke was born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park. Family members said she received her education at several boarding schools.

During the 1960s, Mrs. Scheffenacker worked as a secretary for Head Ski Co. in Timonium and later for Investment Counselors of Maryland in the 1970s.

A licensed caregiver, she cared for the elderly until her health began to fail about 20 years ago, said a daughter, Gina Brown of Anneslie.

A resident of the Homeland Garden Apartments since 1979, Mrs. Scheffenacker had in earlier years enjoyed playing tennis and skiing. She was an avid bridge player.

She was a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park, Junior League and the Great Decisions Club, a discussion group.

Mrs. Scheffenacker was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., where services will be held at 11 a.m. today.

Also surviving are two other daughters, Vicky Burnham of Monkton and Mandy Pierson of Towson; and seven grandchildren. Her marriage to Preston Scheffenacker ended in divorce.

- Frederick N. Rasmussen

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