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Barbara M. Emmons

January 23, 1938 — January 27, 2021

Barbara Emmons, age 83 passed away on January 27, 2021. She was born in Brooklyn , NY on January 23, 1938 but she lived most of her life in Dayton, Ohio.  She graduated from Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School then went on to get her nursing degree.

Barbara was an artist, dog lover and avid reader. Her love for knowledge lead her back to school in 1983 at the University of Dayton where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. In 1961 she met Shaw Emmons when she was his father’s nurse at Miami Valley Hospital. They married shortly after and have 3 children.

Barbara is survived by her husband Shaw; her daughters Pamela Girard and Sharon Sells (Brent) and son John Emmons (Jill). She was blessed with 5 grandsons which were her world: Kevin Doerr, Blake Sells, Samuel Sells, Andrew Emmons and Jackson Emmons.

Barbara’s wishes were for cremation and a small family celebration of life this coming Spring. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.

Arrangements with GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio. To sign and view Barbara's online guest book please visit

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