Donna Lewis Stalnaker Brant, 75, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2012, at her home, following an extended illness.
She was born Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1937, at Beverly, a daughter of the late George Arnold and Juanita Esta Mae Lewis.
She was twice married. First, on Jan. 18, 1954, at Mill Creek, she was married to Wilson Harry Stalnaker, who preceded her in death April 2, 1984. Second, on Oct. 11, 1993, at Elkins, she was married to William P. Brant Sr., who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Wilson A. "Buddy" Stalnaker and wife, Kathryn, of Beverly; five daughters, Barbara Currence and husband, Henry, Nancy Starr and husband, Cam, Bonnie Stalnaker Simmons and husband, Gary, all of Beverly, Pamela C. Rosencrance and husband, Richard, of East Dailey and Kimberly R. Teter and husband, Rob, of Elkins; three stepsons, William P. Brant Jr. and wife, Brenda, of Maryland, Marion "Pat" Brant of Pennsylvania, and R.A. Brant and wife, Julie Ann, of Pennsylvania; four brothers, Glen E. Lewis and wife, Agnes, of Kentucky, Arnold Ray "Bud" Lewis and wife, Shirley, of Florida, Paul E. Lewis and wife, Sandy, of Morgantown and Alfred "Samp" Lewis and wife, Brenda, of Beverly; one sister, Linda Darlene McCollam and husband, Bill, of Elkins; 11 grandchildren, Matt Currence and wife, Jennifer, Jessica Starr, Judson Starr, Brandon Stalnaker, Katie Stalnaker, Ashley Teter, Amy Teter, Erica Gladwell, William Gladwell, Richie Rosencrance and Marc Simmons; and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were one daughter, Lea Donann Pritt; four brothers, Charles Junior, Luther Guy, Allen Dent and Harry Eugene Lewis; and one sister, Lillian Lea Dewitt.
She attended the schools of Beverly and retired as a housekeeper from Davis & Elkins College with 23 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel Saturday, Nov. 24, at noon. The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli will officiate, and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Donna Lewis Stalnaker Brant. Condolences may be expresses to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.