Mildred Oakford Staib, 89, a former registrar at the Woodmere Art Museum, died March 23 at her home in Chestnut Hill.

For more than three decades, Mrs. Staib was in charge of Woodmere’s art collection and was involved in the production of its shows. Earlier she had taught third grade in the Upper Darby school district and had been a teacher in the Head Start program, tutoring inner-city youth in North Philadelphia.

Born in Philadelphia, she was a graduate of Havertown High School and West Chester University.

Mrs. Staib was an active member of Abington Friends Meeting where she taught First Day School.

She enjoyed Philadelphia Orchestra concerts and the Philadelphia theater scene, and loved to sing, especially with the Olney Graduate Choir.

She is survived by a daughter, Allison, of Philadelphia; sons Robert, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Lawrence, of Orange, Conn.; a sister, Ruth Ann, of Thornton, N.H.; and a granddaughter. Mrs. Staib’s husband, John, and a sister, Charlotte, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Abington Friends Meeting, 520 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046. Memorial contributions may be made to Abington Friends Meeting, at the above address; Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118; or the Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104. – WF

 

 

 

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