Barbara B. Bateman, 69, business group director

August 28, 2002

Barbara B. Bateman, former executive director of the Towson Business Association and retired vice president of a trade show and marketing company, died of complications from pneumonia Aug. 21 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 69, and a longtime Lutherville resident.

Born Barbara Bradshaw in Carnegie, Pa., she was raised in Pikesville and graduated from Franklin High School.

As a young woman, she worked for the Red Cross. She also was a docent for many years at the Hampton Mansion.

During the 1970s, she was executive director of the Towson Business Association, where she helped develop the Towsontown Spring Festival.

She joined the Rosen Group in 1986, and was responsible for development of the Buyers Market of American Craft, one of the largest crafts shows in the world, held annually in Philadelphia.

Her marriage to Charles Bateman ended in divorce.

Services were held Saturday.

She is survived by a son, Robert Bateman of Grass Valley, Calif.; a daughter, Evelyn Bateman of Baltimore; a sister, Beverly Rose of Baltimore; and a nephew and several nieces.

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