Anna Johenning, 90, a retired missionary and former director of the Baptist Christian Center here after whom a settlement house and Baptist church were named, died of septicemia Thursday at the Baptist Home of D.C.
Mrs. Johenning was born in North Carolina and graduated from the Women's Missionary Union School, now part of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Louisville, Ky. She was a pastor's assistant in Charlottesville before moving here in 1923 with her husband, the late Carl Johenning, a cabinetmaker.
She began working with children and the underprivileged and in 1929 became city missionary for the Woman's Missionary Baptist Association, an auxiliary of the D.C. Baptist Convention. She was director of the old Baptist Christian Center from 1942 to 1957, when the Baptist Convention decided to build a permanent facility and name it in honor of Mrs. Johenning.
The new Anna B. Johenning Baptist Center was dedicated in 1960. The Johenning baptist Church was added later.
While the center was being built, Mrs. Johenning returned to her missionary work in the city's neighborhoods. She became semiretired in 1958 and retired permanently two years later.
She was a former resident of Colmar Manor, Md.
There are no immediate survivors.