YARRISON, MARGARET "MITTY" ANN (NEE GEORGE), 66, passed quietly in her sleep March 29, 2014. She was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, May 25, 1947, the second and youngest child of the late Franklin and Elizabeth George. She is survived by her sister Kate Lund of Indiana, PA, numerous cousins, and her husband John Yarrison of Edgewater and son Christopher Yarrison of Las Cruces, NM. She graduated Penn State University in 1969 with a degree in Interior Design, and did graduate work in art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She met John Yarrison at Penn State and they married in 1970. During the time that John was in military service they lived in California and Hawaii. Often she would talk about the beautiful mountains of Hawaii and how she enjoyed waking up each morning to see the Pali out the rear windows of her home. While living in Reston, VA, she set up an art consulting business, finding art for display in Washington area offices. Her son Chris was born in 1983, and the family moved to Edgewater, MD in 1986, after traveling southern Europe together for 3 months. Mitty worked in admissions at The Key School in Annapolis for nearly twelve years. She was passionate about art and painted in water colors and acrylics. She was a member of the Maryland Federation of Art and showed her works at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA, and the River Gallery in Galesville. She had a room size loom in her home upon which she made rugs and other woven items. Interestingly, she ordered the loom from Sweden and put it together by herself with the enclosed pegs and a wooden mallet even though the instructions were completely in Swedish. She was a voracious reader, and a strong supporter of The Providence Center in Anne Arundel County where donations can be made in lieu of flowers. Friends may call on Thursday, April 3, from 2 to 4pm and from 6 to 8 pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. A chapel service will be held at 10:45am on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD. An online guestbook is available at www.kalasfuneralhomes.com.
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George P. Kalas Funeral Home, P.A.
2973 Solomons Island Road Edgewater, MD 21037
Published in The Capital on Apr. 2, 2014