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Barbara W. Timmons, art teacher

Barbara W. Timmons, 80, who taught high school art in Maryland for more than 20 years, died Sept. 23 at her home in Delaware, Ohio.

She had multiple myeloma, said her daughter Jill Kennedy.

Mrs. Timmons began her teaching career in Bloomfield, N.J., in 1967. Five years later, she moved to Earle B. Wood Junior High School in Rockville to teach seventh- and eighth-grade art.

From 1983 to 1985, she was the arts department chair at the old Charles W. Woodward High School in Rockville and taught summer art courses at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington.

She was an art instructor and department chair at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda for nine years before moving in 1995 to Delaware, where she continued to teach fine arts courses until her retirement in 2000.

Barbara Marie Wiltshire was born in Cleveland. She was a 1954 fine arts graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and received a master’s degree in teaching from Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J., in 1972.

She won many teaching accolades, including the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program’s Teacher Recognition Award in 1986 and multiple honors from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation.

Her memberships included the League of Women Voters and an Ohio Wesleyan alumni association in Washington. She was a member of the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Frank Timmons of Delaware; two daughters, Poe Adler of Westerville, Ohio, and Jill Kennedy of North Bethesda; two sisters, Frances Mahncke of Washington and Susan Tiedman of Cleveland; a brother; and three granddaughters.

— Megan McDonough

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