Kent L. Scott
1941 - 2017
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Kent L. Scott, 76, of Madison, Ohio passed away Friday, November 03, 2017 at his home. He was born May 22, 1941 in Cleveland, the son of William H. Scott and Dorothy (Myers) Scott.
A 1960 graduate of Fairview Park High School, Kent went on to earn his Bachelors of Education at Miami University in Oxford. In 1968, he received his Masters in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire. As a naturalist, he worked at Lake Metroparks for 26 years. Involved in many conservation groups Kent enjoyed sharing his gifts and talents with others.
Kent is survived by his wife of 45 years, Penny (Borchart) Scott; step-son, Ian Steinback; brothers, Sidney, and Greg Scott; and niece, Jillian Scott.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Honoring Kent's deep love of nature, he will be laid to resting at Foxfield Preserve in Wilmot, Ohio.
The Behm Family Funeral Home of Madison is assisting the family at this time.
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April 26, 2020
Kent's twilight hikes at Chapin State Park were a joy to attend and remain a happy memory.

Many, many thanks.
October 31, 2018
Grief can be hard at times, I feel sorry for your loss
December 1, 2017
Sorry to know Kent has left us. Very thankful to have known him through our work together for the Ohio Prairie Assoc.
Virginia Cogar
November 30, 2017
I just heard that Scott has left us. I worked with Scott on the board of the Ohio Prairie Association and am thankful to have had him as a mentor. The world is a better place because Kent was here.
Gale Martin
November 16, 2017
Thank you, Kent, for inspiring us (and our children) and many others through the dozens of programs we attended at Lake Metroparks. No matter the weather, or the size of the group, your love for the environment was always evident and transmitted to all those around you. I especially will remember with fondness the off trail hikes which remain, to this day, some of my favorite Lake Metroparks experiences.
Margaret Sondey
November 16, 2017
I have great memories of Kent and learned something anytime I was with him. It was a joy to see him share his knowledge of the natural world, especially when he was with kids! He was a natural teacher. He will be missed by many. I am very proud that the Native Plant Society was able to honor his lifetime of achievement with the 2017 Gentian Award, though he could not attend to accept the award he did know that we were honoring him and said he was deeply honored.
Kathryn Hanratty
November 14, 2017
Kent pressing in the first seeds at the Mentor Marsh Nature Center prairie restoration
Tom Rapini
November 14, 2017
Kent at a Madison Farmland Preservation meeting
Tom Rapini
November 14, 2017
I just heard that Scott has left us. I am very sorry. I worked with Scott on the board of the Ohio Prairie Association and knew him from CMNH. We will miss him much. He was always supportive of natural areas in Ohio.
Kathleen Bradley
November 12, 2017
Kent was a great inspiration to me he will be missed
Carol Bellina
November 12, 2017
Kent was a true naturalist with an unlimited appreciation for the wonders of the natural world and a commitment to share his joy and knowledge with any one who was interested. He enriched the lives of countless people with the constant twinkle in his eye, his smile and genuine sincerity.
Steve Madewell
November 9, 2017
The "apple" of his eye
Barbara Scott
November 9, 2017
Always young at heart
Barbara Scott
November 7, 2017
Kent .. you will surely be missed by many...I will always remember the adventures we journeyed...the countless wildlife and plants we spent hours chasing and photographing. You were a true friend in all sense of the definition. May your new journey bring you eternal happiness...Don
Don Masaitis
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