Annie-Frances Shryock, 71, who was active in church, service and art groups, died at Sept. 16 at Greater Southeast Community Hospital following a stroke.

Mrs. Shryock, who lived in Suitland, was born in Bennettsville, S.C. She graduated from the College of Charleston and earned a master's degree in social work at the College of William and Mary. She moved to Washington in 1939. During World War II, she was a psychiatric social worker in the Office of the Adjutant General in the old War Department.

She was a member of the East Washington Heights Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, directed the junior choir and led the drama group. She was a trustee of the Baptist Home of the District of Columbia and was chairman of the home's admissions committee for many years.

Mrs. Shryock also was a former chairman of the Prince George's District of the Potomac Area Camp Fire Girls and headed the cookie sale drive in the Potomac Area.

She traveled widely and studied oriental brush painting in Japan and Korea. She showed her work at the Bureau of Social Science Research in Washington, the old Cafritz Hospital and elsewhere. She was a member of the Nippon Club of New York, the Rehoboth Art League, the Art Club of Washington and the Sumi-e Club in New York.

Survivors include her husband, Henry S. Shryock of Suitland.