Virginia Grandon

Virginia Main Grandon, age 92, of Dunbar, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House West in South Charleston.

Born January 2, 1922, in Garrison, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late Harley Main and Myrtle Six Main.

Virginia “Ginny” and her husband, Glen, lived in Charleston for nearly 20 years before moving to Cass, where they resided for 30 years. Virginia, at one time, was Mayor of Cass and Glen was the Chief of the Cass Volunteer Fire Department. Glen retired from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank. The house in Cass that Glen and Ginny lived in is now a tourist home named “The Grandon House” in their honor.

Virginia was a fabulous cook. She loved baseball, especially the New York Yankees.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glen; a sister, Helen Main; a brother, Zinn Main; step-father, Alonzo Bartrug; and her beloved dog, Joey.

She is survived by her sons, John Grandon, and wife, Sharon, of South Charleston, and Paul Grandon, and wife, Joann, of Amherst, Ohio; a daughter, Joyce Grandon Cutlip, of Winfield; a brother, Duane Main, and wife, Eileen, of Lyons, Michigan; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grand- children; two great-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Many, many thanks to the employees of Sweetbrier Assisted Living in Dunbar for their kindness and patience.

There are not enough words to express our sincerest appreciation and deepest gratitude for the love and compassion Hubbard Hospice provided to our mother and to the family.

Burial was in the Thomas Cemetery in Ned, Pennsylvania.

Memorials may be made to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Avenue, South Charleston, WV 25303 or St. Marks United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 900 Washington Street E., Charleston, WV 25301 or to a charity of your choice.

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