|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1918|
|Death: ||Nov. 26, 2007|
Eleanor K. Barker, 89, Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of the Williamsburg area, died Nov. 26, 2007, at Homewood after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Stroudsburg, daughter of the late Ernest and Marion Maude (Booth) Hess. She married Gerald L. "Jerry" Barker Aug. 12, 1941, in Stroudsburg.
Surviving are her husband; three daughters: Nancy E. Grove (husband, Harold) of Martinsburg, Patricia J. Thayer (husband, Fred) of Williamsport and Evelyn C. Bookhammer (husband, Curtis) of rural Alexandria, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Ernest Hess Jr.
Mrs. Barker retired as a music and art teacher at Williamsburg High School. Previously, she taught music in Armagh and Seward, Pa. She also assisted her husband and family in establishing the JB Tree Farm, rural Alexandria.
She was a 1935 graduate of Johnstown High School and a 1939 graduate of Indiana State Teachers College, Indiana, Pa.
Mrs. Barker was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, and a former member of First Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg, where she served as a church organist for many years.
She was a former member of the Williamsburg Civic Club and the Williamsburg Business and Professional Women's Club. She also founded and directed the singing group The Harmonettes.
She enjoyed playing and teaching the piano and pipe organ. Her hobbies included painting, sewing, baking and raising flowers.
A public memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at Alexandria Presbyterian Church, Hartslog Street and Shelton Avenue, by Pastor Earnest C. Walls and Pastor Gerald W. McCuller Jr. Inurnment will be made at Presbyterian Cemetery, Williamsburg.
The family requests no flowers or memorial gifts.
Arrangements are by Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg.
The Altoona Mirror
Created by: Warren Eastright
Record added: Jan 15, 2008
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