Barbara Mae Grace, 40, of West Chester, OH, died at home at 6:54 pm, Monday, October 23, 2017.
She was born March 7, 1977, in Revelo, KY, to Ed and Phyllis Grundy.
She is survived by husband, Kevin Grace whom she married on May 15, 1998.
Also surviving are her children, Noah, Seth, and Neila Grace of West Chester, OH; her mother Phyllis Grundy of Pine Knot, KY; 5 sisters, Kathy (Daryl) Hollon of Strunk, KY, Missie Jones of Pine Knot, KY, Linda Grundy of Muncie, IN, Joy Grundy of Strunk, KY, Debbie (Nathan) Hall of Richmond, KY; 3 brothers, Scott Grundy of Matamoros, Mexico, Eddie (Julia) Grundy of Pine Knot, KY, and David Grundy of Pine Knot, KY; and her beloved nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, DJ (Ezzybelle and Ed) Hollon, Chris (Cristin, Bear, and Colton) Hollon, Lena (Ava Terry) Chitwood, Travis Chitwood, Robbie Caddell, Joe (Drew) Grundy, James Grundy, Sarah (Rebecca) Gibson, John Chitwood, Hayden and Harper Hall, Braydon Grundy, Kyle Huddleston, Reagan, Flynn, and Kara Grace.
Barbara’s father and one niece, Rebecca Grundy preceded her in death.
Barbara was a long-time resident of West Chester, OH.
Her childhood home was in McCreary County, KY. She graduated from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, KY in 1999 with a degree in Psychology and English.
She was a mom first and foremost. It was a mother’s love that gave her the will and strength to fight her cancer for over 2 years. She fought with a smile on her face and in her heart. Her life was devoted to her kids and every other child she encountered. She was affectionately known in the neighborhood as “Mama Grace.” She loved crafts, reading, and enjoyed planning and volunteering at a variety of school events. She spent many happy hours helping at Liberty Early Childhood School, Union Elementary, and Hopewell Jr School. She is already planning the most elaborate Book Fair Heaven has ever seen- complete with costumes, games, photo booths, and the most colorful banners and balloon sculptures one could imagine.
Visitation will be held at Pine Knot Funeral Home on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm with a service to follow at 2:00 pm. The Reverend Braxton King will be officiating. The burial will be at the Grundy Family Cemetery in Pine Knot, KY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to her son’s Relay for Life American Cancer Society Team at Relay for Life Noah's Page.
Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting with funeral arrangements.