Jennifer H. Barker, real estate agent and business owner

Obituaries February 21, 2013 0 Comments

Jennifer Haviland Barker, 57, of Flourtown, a real estate agent who was the owner of Springfield Abstract, a real estate title company in Flourtown, died of lung cancer Feb. 10, at Keystone House in Wyndmoor.

Ms. Barker had worked for several real estate agencies in the area and a real estate title firm before starting her own company in 2005.

Born in Long Valley, N.J., she was raised by foster parents in Collegeville after her mother died when she was 2 years old. She was a graduate of the Parkway High School in Philadelphia.

Ms. Barker was a talented artist with a flair for decoration, but turned enthusiastically to oils in 2007. She attended numerous art workshops throughout the United States, the Bahamas, Costa Rica and Mexico.

Ms. Barker’s marriage to Henry Friedburger ended in a divorce.

She is survived by brothers David and Michael.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Plymouth Meeting Friends Meetinghouse, 2150 Bethlehem Pike, Plymouth Meeting.

Donations for a bench dedicated in her memory that will be placed along the banks of the Wissahickon Creek, where she liked to walk, can be sent to the Jennifer Barker Bench Fund, c/o David Barker, 3330 Wiehle St., Philadelphia, PA 19099 . – WF

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