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Anna Frances Jennings, 89, of North Beach, formerly of Forestville, died Nov. 8, 2012, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
She was born Dec. 12, 1922, in Washington, D.C., to Joseph Sebastian and Louise Caroline (Franke) Danhakl.
She was raised in northwest Washington, D.C., and attended Catholic schools, graduating from Notre Dame High School. She married Stewart Earl Jennings on Nov. 23, 1946, and they lived in the District and, in 1955, moved to Forestville. Her husband died in 1956, and she was left to raise their four children. She was employed at Sears as a sales clerk in southeast Washington, D.C., and was later a real estate agent and broker in the D.C. metropolitan area. From 1978 to 1988, she worked at Market House Ice Cream in downtown Annapolis. She moved to North Beach in June 2008. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Calvary Church in Forestville and was also a longtime member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in North Beach. She was a deeply religious woman and was faithful in prayer and Bible study. She was fond of spending time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stewart; and siblings, Evelyn L. Carey, William H. Carey, Bernadette Vidi and Dolores Presnell.
She is survived by her children, Anna Frances Holaus and her husband, Steven, of North Beach, Russell E. Jennings of Alaska, Gregory S. Jennings and his wife, Jessey, of Newark, Del., and Stewart E. Jennings of North Beach; grandchildren, Anna Halterman, Andrea Reeves, Steven Holaus, Christina Frazer and Connie Russell; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Rausch Funeral Home in Owings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in North Beach.
Interment will follow at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Birthright of Prince Frederick, 301 Steeplechase Dr., Suite 405, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.