Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on Oct. 22, 2017
Anna S. Mease 1936 - 2017
On Sunday, July 16, 2017, Anna Stelock Mease, "Nana",
age 81, passed away at her home in Boyds, Md. Her husband
of 58 years, Norman, and a Hospice nurse were in attendance
when she took her, final breath. She was successfully treated
for MDS, a precursor to Leukemia, for many years. In May she
was stricken with acute Leukemia and she succumbed within
Anna was born to Gladys Mary Jenrette and Michael Stelock
on April 11, 1936, in Washington, DC. She attended Noyes
Elementary School, Langley Junior High School, and McKinley
Technical High School (1954).
In high school Anna took voice training and was the member of several choral groups. She met
Norman when they were assigned to the same English and History class at Tech in the Fall of
1953. That year Anna moved to 10th and Gallatin Streets, NE, and she and Norman began to
ride the same bus home after school. The romance began to develop while they waited
together for the bus at V Street and Rhode Island Avenue.
After attending George Washington University for two years, Anna worked as an insurance
underwriter for GEICO. Anna and Norman were married on July 11, 1959, in the Calvary Baptist
Church by Dr. Clarence Cranford. After raising three children she worked as a Reservation
Clerk at the Little Bennett Campground in Clarksburg, MD.
She is survived by her husband and their children, Mary Lucretia Mease and William Edward
Mease. Their oldest child, Michael Ernest Mease, is deceased. Survivors also include two
wonderful granddaughters, Rachel Marie Ziegler and Olivia Rose Ziegler, their father, Jonathan
O. Ziegler and many inlaws, cousins and nieces and nephews.
Anna's cremains were scattered on the family farmstead in Boyds, MD, on the former Jenrette
farmstead in Ash, NC, and the nearby McKeithan family cemetery.
Those who wish to remember Anna are asked to contribute in her name to Montgomery
Hospice or their local Hospice organization.