Caroline Ida Smith Grant, of Homestead Village, died on Saturday March 5th 2016 at Lancaster Regional Medical Center. Born in Elmira, NY on January 2, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Stewart Louis Smith and Leda Gladys Johnson Smith. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1943 receiving a BA Degree in Sociology/Psychology from Syracuse University in 1948. In 1971 she received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education/Guidance from Millersville University.
Caroline taught first grade in New York State before moving to Lancaster PA in 1958. After moving she continued her teaching career in first grade at Hempfield School District in Landisville, PA for a year. She then began teaching at Brecht School in Manheim Township. After 11 years as a classroom teacher she became Guidance Counselor for the elementary schools in the district. She was also a social worker for grades K-12. She served two terms as President of the Manheim Township Teachers Association.
Caroline was member of the Presbyterian Church for over 50 years where she served as an Elder, President of the Women’s Association, and sang in the chancel choir.
On June 4th 1946 she married Rev. Richard E. Grant in her home church, North Presbyterian Church in Elmira NY. They were married almost 70 years. In addition to her husband, Caroline is survived by her son, the Rev. Kenneth G.Y. Grant and his wife Marie L. Yannaco-Grant of Swampscott, MA and their daughter Linda G. Jacob and her husband Gary Jacob of Medway, MA. She is also survived her grandchildren, Marisa and John Zastrow of Cumberland Maine, Amanda Grant-Rose and Stephen Rose of Swampscott MA, and Stefan and Pin Kwok Jacob of Singapore. She was also blessed with six great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life and resurrection will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 140 East Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Friends are invited to gather with the family at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Lancaster County Council of Churches Endowment Fund, 812 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603. For help with a gift please contact Matt Weaver at the Council, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share your message of condolence with the family at www.DeBordSnyder.com.