Barbara J. Grant

December 26, 1938May 6, 2018

Barbara J. Grant, 79, of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Sylvan Beach.

She was born on December 26, 1938 in Franklin, the daughter of Charles M. and Marion V. (Banks) Grant.

Barbara worked for many years as an assembly worker at Amphenol in Sidney.

She enjoying showing classic cars, bowling, riding and caring for her horses, and writing poetry. She loved traveling and dining out, visiting Turning Stone, dancing and listening to country western music. She sang and played steel and rhythm guitar in bands at many Grange Hall dances.

Barbara is survived by her brother, Richard J. Grant of Franklin; a brother and sister in law, Gary L. and Cindy D. Grant of Goodyear Lake; a sister, Patricia Driggs of Franklin; a brother in law, Ralph Lloyd Place of Franklin; many nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Jasper.

She was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Joan E. Place; and a brother in law, Frederick Driggs.

Friends are invited to greet the family on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St, Oneonta. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 1 pm, also at the funeral home.

Burial will follow the service in Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin.

Contributions in Barbara’s memory are asked to be made to a charity of your choice.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.


  • Calling Hours Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Barbara J. Grant

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Michelle Fields

May 15, 2018

Thinking of you all today with tears and a heavy heart.

Barbara Jordan

May 15, 2018

I am very sorry to hear of Barbs passing. I will always remember her hearty laugh and dry sense of humor. We had many good times bowling Tuesday night in the woman’s league. Barb was a wonderful person with a heart of gold. R.I.P. my friend

Ann and Jack Law

May 14, 2018

Sorry we could not attend due to other commitments.
Barb was a very private person we did not see her at class reunions but are sad for her passing.
Ann and Jack

Kim Place

May 11, 2018

I remember riding around in Barbs classic cars on more than one occassion and going to car shows with her. I remember going to the State Fair many times with Barb and had a great time watching the horse shows and of course eating fried dough. I will miss my Aunt very much and will always be thinking of her. I will always remembering her saying, "it is hard to find a good cup of coffee" and will chuckle to myself when I get a bad cup of coffee. Barb was an animal lover for sure and had many fur babies through out her lifetime. Barb you will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to my family and Barbs friends.