Barbara Ann Lovell

Barbara Ann Lovell

IRVINGTON—Barbara Ann Lovell was born on November 15, 1939, to William and Virginia Mosko in Upland, West Virginia. She graduated from Northfork High School and completed her college education in Roanoke. 

She is survived by her husband, Hugh.

Upon graduation from college, Barbara immediately went to work for the U.S. Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C. When she left the Department of the Navy she went to work in a political position with the Department of Agriculture, where she served many years under several different administrations. Once she retired, she went to work for a local law firm.

Barbara was a loyal and dedicated servant to the Virginia Home in Richmond, where her brother Tommy lived for 28 years. She and her husband, Hugh, supported the home both financially and through volunteerism for over 30 years. Being recognized for her immeasurable contribution to the success and welfare of the home, Barbara was elected to the board of trustees in 2018 where she served as chair of the building and grounds committee until the fall of 2023.

Barbara and Hugh were members of the 1894 Society, the Mary Tinsley Greenhow Society, and Sponsors of the Annual Stories of Courage and Grace event since its inception a decade ago.

Barbara served as president of the Women of St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Kilmarnock and also chaired many of its committees.

Barbara was also very active with the Animal Welfare League in Kilmarnock.

Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Home, 1101 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA 23220.

Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.