Barbara C. Kinard

  • Born: November 1, 1940
  • Died: July 7, 2020
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel

3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway
Charleston, SC 29414

Tel. (843) 763.7664

Tribute & Message From The Family

On July 7, 2020, Barbara C Kinard, loving mother and "Granny" passed away from pancreatic cancer at age 79.

Barbara was born on November 1, 1940 in Charleston, SC to Andrew Ralph and Delle (Rast) Cummings. After graduating from Charleston High in 1958, she worked as a switchboard operator for Southern Bell, where she may or may not have listened in on a few phone calls. After 14 years as a housewife and having three children (Allyson, Lesa and Harry Neal), she suddenly found herself as a single mom and went back into the workforce at Lottie's Shoe Store for $40 a week.

Barbara was an extraordinary single mom who always managed to provide for her family no matter the circumstances. She later went back to work at Southern Bell for 17 years followed by 15 years at American Mutual Insurance Company. After being laid off on September 11, 2001, she decided to retire and spend time with her family and friends. She was a gracious and kind person, who was always a joy to be around. She was a very loving person to all, befriending people from all backgrounds. She was one of the happiest people you've ever been around and she enjoyed her family most of all. She loved to go out to lunch with friends, so much that she was always "running the streets" and her daughter gave her a cell phone so she could keep up with where she was each day. She loved her church family, in fact, she was a member of Northbridge Baptist Church and an "Honorary" member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and very active at both Churches.

Barbara was preceded in death by her father, Andrew, and her mother, Delle. She is survived by her three children, Allyson Lowe (Larry), Lesa Grayson, and Harry Neal Kinard (Amy), eight grandchildren, Kaylyn, Travis, Megan, Maury (Kristen), Jessica (Jeffrey), Andrew, Madeline (Steven) and Turner. And two great-grandchildren Skyler and Brayden. There will be a private family burial service due to COVID-19 and a Celebration Of Life at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the MUSC Health Hollings Cancer Center or the National Parkinson's Foundation.

Arrangements by J Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Remember Barbara and Elizabeth as teens when they lived on Ratcliffe and St. Phillip streets. Her father"Mr. Andy" fixing cars in his garage. Rest in peace, Barbara. Bill Manning

Posted by William manning - summerville, SC - Acquaintance   July 14, 2020

Barbara was a joy to be around, and wonderful friend. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family. Blessings, and hugs

Posted by Sally Christian - Columbia, SC - Friend   July 13, 2020

Heaven is now more beautiful with the presence of Barbara. She was the most fun to be around and everyone knew her or remembered her for her kindnesses. She was a most special person, a friend to all and always ready to help in any away that was possible. I had the privilege of meeting Barbara in 1956 when we moved to Charleston. We were instant friends at once. We have always kept in touch wherever I moved . We talked by phone for years. But I knew if I needed anything that Barbara was always there. My love to you as always and we will meet again. Love, Gayle Parham Schmitte.

Posted by Gayle Schmitte - Hodges, SC - Friend   July 12, 2020

My special thoughts and prayers are with Barbara's children and all of the family at this difficult time. I will always cherish the very long and lasting friendship Barbara and I shared. So many wonderful high Barbara ! There is no doubt where you are now....I will miss you so very much...

Posted by Wayne Ayer - Charleston, SC - Friend   July 12, 2020

I pray that all who knew and loved her find comfort and joy in the many memories she's left upon our hearts. I will greatly miss you, thank you for loving me, and one day we will be able to do all the things we loved doing together again.

Posted by Steven Graham - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   July 12, 2020

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