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.