Beatrice Barker Expert knitter

August 29, 1993

Beatrice Barker, an expert knitter and distribution chairman of the Needlework Guild in Baltimore, died Aug. 17 of a respiratory illness at a nursing home in South Yarmouth, Mass. She was 82.

Mrs. Barker of Brewster, Mass., made and sold knitted clothing she designed. She and her husband, Roy C. Barker, moved to Baltimore in 1946, then moved to Cape Cod in 1982. Mr. Barker retired as chairman of the Gilman School's English department in 1972.

Born Beatrice Steinmetz in Philadelphia, she graduated from the Germantown Friends School there. She graduated from Vassar College and earned a master's degree at the Teachers College at Columbia University. After teaching in Cleveland, she earned a master's degree at the New York School for Social Work. She had been a social worker in Rochester, N.Y., and Hartford,

Conn., before coming to Baltimore.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Philip Timothy Barker of Norton, Mass.; a brother, the Rev. Philip Humason Steinmetz of Marietta, Ga.; and two grandsons.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The family suggested donations to the Snow Library in Orleans, Mass.

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