She was found by her husband Peter when he returned to the family home in London, UK, after he had been out to the park with their two little children, Rebecca and Gary.
Anna was at the time under Exclusive Brethren ʽassembly disciplineʼ.
She had confessed to a sin some years before, for which she was forgiven although not withdrawn from. However in 1981 the EB leader of the day, J.H.Symington, put forward new teaching on 1 Cor 5:11-13, requiring that the assembly be ʽclearedʼ of all such matters. Anna and hundreds like her in the EB worldwide, had to be confronted with their sin all over again, and be withdrawn from for the statutory minimum, seven days. It was expected that Anna would be restored to fellowship after a week, but her case went on for some time longer, until she took her life.
The London Brethren buried her, and attended the Coronerʼs inquest which was held on 9 September 1981.
Anna was known to be vulnerable; she suffered with a nervous condition. According to the Police she was not on any medication at the time of her death.