|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1924|
|Death: ||May 23, 1997|
Anna Baird Anstine, 73, of Port Royal, died at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 23, 1997, at her home.
Born March 27, 1924, in Lock Haven, Clinton County, she was a daughter of the late Clarence E. and Rose [Kalmeach] Baird.
Her husband John B. Anstine Sr., died January 15, 1991.
Surviving are: children, John B. Anstine Jr., Port Royal, Mrs. Nicholas S. [Elizabeth A.] Reynolds, Alexandria, VA, Mrs. Joel [Rachael A.] Diamond, Reedsville; a sister, Mrs. Robert [Sally] Shadle, Lock Haven; seven grandchildren.
She had lived with her husband and family on the Annilick Farm in Licking Creek for 40 years, before moving to Port Royal.
Mrs. Anstine was Pennsylvania's Republican National Committee-woman. Prior to her service on the Republican National Committee, she was chairman of the Republican State Committee from 1990-1996. She had also served as vice chairman of the Pennsylvania State Committee from 1983-1990, was director emeritus for the Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women and was chairman of the 1995 Gubernatorial Inaugural Committee and Delegate to the 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996 Republican National Conventions.
In 1996, she was named a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania for her service to the commonwealth. Mrs. Anstine had served as the past chairman of the Juniata County Republican Committee and was past president of the Juniata County Women's Council.
She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown the EverReady Sunday School Class of the church, Milford Grange No. 773, the Juniata County Historical Society, was a past member of the Juniata County Business and Professional Women's Club and was past president of the Mifflin-Mifflintown Women's Civic Club.
She also served as the secretary-treasurer for Annlick Farm Supply Inc., Port Royal.
Memorial services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Messiah Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Avenue and Bridge Street, Mifflintown, with Rev. William N. Esborn officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Mifflin- Juniata Unit, P.O. Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Messiah Lutheran Church, 3 S. Third Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059.
Brown Funeral Home, Mifflintown, was in charge of arrangements.
Brown Funeral Home Obituary
Clarence E. Baird (1901 - 1969)
Sarah Rosanna Kalmbach Baird (1900 - 1972)
John Brindle Anstine (1920 - 1991)
Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery
Plot: North Main-to-Third: Row 33 No 34
Created by: Leo
Record added: Feb 16, 2012
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