Barbara Ann Scantlen, 62 years, of Bryan, died on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Hillside Country Living in Bryan. Barbara, Bryan High School class of 69, was born on October 21, 1950, and was the daughter of the late Roy and Ilo (Klingler) Franklin. Though she was a long-time sufferer of multiple sclerosis, because of her faith in Jesus Christ, her spirit and attitude was an encouragement to all who knew her. Prior to her diagnosis, she worked at Hayes-Albion in West Unity and enjoyed instructing aerobics at Nautilus in Bryan. She was also a long time member of Bridgewater Community Church in Montpelier.
Barbara is survived by her three children, Jayson and Joni Scantlen of Bryan, Beau and Natalie (Scantlen) August of Seattle, WA, Mark and Shelley (Scantlen) Emmons of Reading, MI, two grand-daughters, Nicole and Sarah Scantlen, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Marjorie Drinnon, and two brothers, William and John Underwood.
Visitation will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier on Tuesday from 4-7pm with a memorial service to follow at 7pm. A private family burial will take place on Wednesday at Fountain Grove Cemetery in Bryan. Memorial contributions can be made to Camp Selah, 3600 Long Lake Rd, Reading, MI 49274.