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Barbara S. Scranton Musgrave

March 2, 1934 June 3, 2017
Barbara S. Scranton Musgrave
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Barbara Seybold Scranton Musgrave, 83, died peacefully in her home on June 3, 2017 in Eaton, OH. She was born on March 2, 1934 in Euclid, OH. She is a 1951 graduate of Fairview High School, Dayton and earned B.S. and M.A. degrees from Northwestern University. Barbara taught at West Alexandria Elementary School for 30 years. She was an innovative teacher and lifelong learner, regularly attending professional conferences, especially in science and reading. Barbara was key in starting the school’s second grade outdoor education experience at YMCA Camp Kern. Barb was an accomplished musician, playing organ, piano and flute in multiple bands, including the Eaton Area Community Band. She also played in churches and nursing homes and taught private piano and flute lessons. Barbara’s family remember her as a world adventurer who had visited all 50 states and many countries. She practiced yoga before it was cool and she loved nature, hiking and biking. Contributions may be made in Barb’s memory to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, National Audubon Society, World Wildlife Fund or the Dayton Art Institute. She is preceded in death by parents, Granville Seybold and Esther Koenig Seybold; Pierce Scranton and their son Craig Seybold Scranton. Barbara is survived by husband Lee Musgrave; daughter Karen Scranton (Russ Smith); brother Thomas Seybold (Karen); grandchildren, Robin and Ben Smith. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton is assisting with arrangements.

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National Audubon Society

World Wildlife Fund

Dayton Art Institute

456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405

Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Avenue
Dayton, OH 45420
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