Barbara H. Grant
1938 - 2016
1030 West Beverley Street
Staunton, VA
Barbara H. Grant

Age: 77 • Staunton

Barbara Hunter Littell Grant, 77, died on June 2, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Grant was born in Staunton, VA on December 30, 1938, the daughter of the late Charles Strickler and Nellie Crass Hunter.

She was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and Holton Arms College.

Mrs. Grant served on the Board of Directors of Central Coca-Cola Company of Virginia.  She was a member and former president of the Augusta Garden Club.  She was also a member of the Garden Club of Virginia and the Garden Club of America.

She served as chairman of the committee for the building of Staunton's pool in Gypsy Hill Park.  She was a member of the Endowment Committee for the Staunton-Augusta Y and served on the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace.  In 2000, the trustees of the foundation named her an Honorary Trustee in recognition of her commitment to the birthplace.  She served on the Board of Directors of Blackfriars Theater and was named an Honorary Director of the Frontier Culture Museum in 2011.  She was named a Paul Harris by the Staunton Rotary Club.

In 1998, members of the community commissioned and presented to the city of Staunton the pots and watering can sculptures that sit at the entrance of the city in honor of Mrs. Grant's contributions to the Staunton community.

She was a member, elder, and trustee of First Presbyterian Church, Staunton and received a Life Membership from Presbyterian Women in 2000.

She is survived by her significant other Alexander D. Kirtley of Staunton, two daughters: Kathleen Hunter Littell Henderson of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and Lyndall Littell Hauver and her husband Robert H. Hauver of Towson, Maryland and two grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth Hauver, and George Thomas Hauver, a brother Charles S. Hunter III and his wife, Barbara M. Hunter of Hunter Mountain Farm, West Augusta.  She is also survived by her former husband I. William Littell, and his wife Christine E. Littell of Hilton Head, South Carolina.  She was preceded in death by a grandson, William Littell Hauver in February of 2015.

A memorial service will be held in First Presbyterian Church, 100 East Frederick St. Staunton on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. Mrs. Karen Allamon.  Burial will be private in Thornrose Cemetery.  Following the service, the family will greet friends in the Fraser Building adjacent to the church sanctuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Staunton-Augusta Y, 708 N. Coalter St, Staunton, Va 24401, First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Frederick St, Staunton, Va 24401, the Staunton-Augusta S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 2014, Staunton, Va 24402 or to a charity of one's choice.

Henry Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. 

Published by The News Leader from Jun. 4 to Jun. 7, 2016.
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Miss you so much Barbara, Hope you are happy in heaven
terry holmes
May 29, 2021
this was a lady that had a heart of gold!!She will be missed by many. But god receives a very special angel.R.I.P.Barbara, love you, Tammy
Tammy Hostetter
June 15, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 9, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss and are sending our deepest condolences. Barbara could light up a room and what wonderful memories I have of her on the Calfpasture river in Deerfield. She was always so positive and full of fun and laughter. I know she will be missed by the family and the community she gave so much to over the years. Lots of love, Kable Bonfoey Rizzo and family.
June 6, 2016
Sandy and Family--You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I treasure all of the great Homestead memories of our times together
William Persinger
William Persinger
June 5, 2016
Sandy--Mom and I just want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Barbara was so blessed to have you.
Martha O'Brien
June 4, 2016
My sincere condolences to all of Mrs. Grant's family and friends. I had the pleasure to meet her during her many visits to the Homestead Resort. My prayers surround you all. Sincerely, Michelle Bush
Michelle Bush
June 3, 2016
There was no one like Barbara. She was one of a kind. I could listen to her stories all day about her love for her hometown. If Staunton was in need, she was there to help out and she did it quietly. We feel fortunate to have known her for many years. Condolences to her girls and Sandy.
Marysue Traxler
June 3, 2016
Dear Kathleen, we are all thinking of you here in Moncks Corner.


Sarah Edwards Kemp
June 3, 2016
So sorry to hear this sad news, Barbara was always a wonderful neighbor to my parents, I will always remember her kindness to them as they grew older. My memories of her will always be good ones.
Melody Beisner
June 3, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the Grant Family. Charles I had the opportunity several years ago of getting to know your sister through a dear friend Ms. Juanita Jones and I can truly say anyone knowing Barbara could never have known a more caring, generous and supportive person for people and her community. She will be greatly missed.
sarah crenshaw
June 3, 2016
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I knew Barbara for many years, and she was a fine person who contributed so much to Staunton.
Carolyn Dull
June 2, 2016
I'd be willing to bet "The Watering Can" is used as a reference point every single day, and will be for decades to come. Its larger than life and stands guard over the entrance point to our City. Very fitting.

I was fortunate enough to be an officer of theStaunton-Augusta Rescue Squad in the 90's when a somewhat bold decision was made to substantially expand the physical plant on Coalter Street. Mrs. Grant was quick to become a champion for that cause. Her support of SARS was silent, steady, and strong, much like the watering can.

I didn't know Mrs. Grant all that well, but I do know she made a difference in our community.

My condolences to the Grant family.
Curtis Sheets
June 2, 2016
I remember the 1st day I met Barbara, I was the manager of Pargo's in Harrisonburg. She was with Bill Bowman and Bill had just told her I was going to be the new owner of the White Star Mills. She said "ARE YOU CRAZY? I owned that place for years and never made any money. I told her it was my dream to own my own restaurant.
For 25 years Barbara was good to all my staff and was just great to me. Every Christmas she made sure to pass out money to my whole staff, even the ones she never seen. I know she did this at other establishments. Staunton lost a real patron today, she supported lots groups behind the scenes and we all are going to miss her.

Terry Holmes
Mill Street Grill
Terry Holmes
June 2, 2016
Thank you Mrs. Grant, for your love of Staunton and for your love of its people. Your gifts of generous philanthropy are your legacy. I always enjoyed seeing you through the years. May you rest in peace. Deborah Armstrong
Deborah Armstrong
June 2, 2016
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