Anna G. "Ann" Reppert, a former Peck & Peck sales associate who later established a catering business, died Sept. 13 from complications of Alzheimer's disease at Oak Park Nursing Home in Auburn, Ala.
The former Timonium resident was 88.
Anna Lee Garton was born in Jane Lew, W.Va., and was raised in Buckhannon, W.Va., where she graduated from high school.
In 1944, she married her high school sweetheart, Joseph S. Reppert, who had moved to Baltimore in 1941 when he took a job at the Calvert Distillery in Relay.
Mr. Reppert, who later joined the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, was an executive secretary, and retired in 1991 from successor Chessie System. He died in 2006.
Mrs. Reppert worked as a sales associate during the mid-1950s and 1960s at the old Peck & Peck women's clothing store on York Road in Anneslie.
In the late 1980s, Mrs. Reppert, who was an accomplished cook and enjoyed entertaining, established A Personal Touch, a catering company, which she owned and operated into the 1990s.
When her health began to decline, Mrs. Reppert moved to Auburn, Ala., where she lived with her son and his wife.
"Her hobbies were food and her home, which was always immaculate and beautifully decorated," said Janice Autrey Reppert, her daughter-in-law. "She was also very active in her church."
Mrs. Reppert was a longtime active member of Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday.
In addition to her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Reppert is survived by a sister, Betty Lou Garton Colerider of Rockledge, Fla.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Her son, Joseph Lee "Spanky" Reppert Sr., died last year.