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Obituaries » Jean Beecroft

Jean Beecroft, 96, of Warrenton, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2017, at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

She was born January 5, 1921, in Brunswick, Missouri, to the late Temple E. Huyett and Mag R. Huyett.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by husbands O. Turner Grimsley, Roger L. Titus and George F. Beecroft, and a son and daughter-in-law, Turner Eugene Grimsley and Bonnie M. Grimsley.

When she was 4 years old she and her parents moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where she remained until her graduation from Paseo High School in 1938. She moved to Virginia in July 1938 and she settled into her parent’s home in Midland while traveling weekly to Washington, D.C., working in retail and pursuing her interest in art. It was in Warrenton where she met and married her husband of 30 years, Turner Grimsley, and raised two sons. For almost 10 of those years. they lived in and were the custodians for the county jail on Main Street in Warrenton. Her work career included providing services as an auction clerk, census taker, a clerical position with the NSA at Vint Hill Farms Station, positions with Drug Fair, Rhodes Drug Store and lastly as a receptionist at Fauquier Hospital.

After Mr. Grimsley’s death in 1970, she was married to Roger Titus from 1975 to 1981 and following his death she was married to George Beecroft from 1986 to 2004.


Mrs. Beecroft was a long time member of the local NARFE Chapter 1549, AARP and the New Baltimore Home Demonstration Club (50 years). She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Warrenton. Mrs. Beecroft had many hobbies over the years to include drawing/sketching, ceramics and most importantly her love for birds and flowers.


Survivors include her son Joseph O. Grimsley and wife Helen of Warrenton; five grandchildren, Heather Lambert and husband John of Clifton, Lee Ann Donaldson of Centreville, Mark Grimsley of Amissville, Matthew Grimsley and wife Nikole of Stanley, N.C., and Joseph Frye and wife Leslie of Reston; nine great grandchildren, Mark Grimsley II, Luke Grimsley, Kellen Donaldson, Sydney Donaldson, Ashley Hendrickson, Alex Hendrickson, Nathan Hendrickson, Phillip Frye and Joshua Frye, and four great, great grandchildren, Brayden, Kyrra, Jameson and Hagan Frye.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Warrenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Warrenton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co., 167 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton, Va. 20186.

Online condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com.
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