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Barker, Lois "Tommie" (4/4/1923 - 2/14/2018)

By Mary Lou Applegate

Lois BarkerLois "Tommie" Barker, 94, of Chester, NJ a former Professional Baseball Player died on Wednesday February 14, 2018 in Morristown Hospital, Morristown, NJ. 

She was born in Dover, NJ April 4, 1923 the daughter of the late Harry and Nora (Simons) Barker and lived in Long Valley and then Chester. 

Tommie was a graduate of Roxbury High School, class of 1941 and was a member of the National Honor Society. 

She was employed by Simmonds Precision (Co-operative Industries) for forty years retiring in 1990.

Tommie was a member of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League and played Right Field and Third Base for the 1950 Grand Rapids, Michigan "Chicks." And also played fast pitch softball for several area teams. 

She was recognized with a "Women in Baseball" exhibit in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY on November 5, 1988. 

She is survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Calling hours were held Monday, February 19, 2018 from 12:00 noon until 1:45 p.m. followed by a brief service in the Coughlin Funeral Home 15 Academy Street Califon, NJ 07830. Interment was Private. 

Memorial donations can be made to the Chester Fire Company 86 Main St, Chester, NJ.

Contributed by: Mary Lou Applegate
Submitted on: 02/17/2018

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