Submitted by Glenna Fleming|
Over ninety descendants and friends of William A. And Louverna Chenoweth Stalnaker gathered at the Upper West Fork Park at Chloe, WV on Sunday, September 28, for their annual family reunion.
Folks traveled from Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Ohio and various areas of West Virginia to attend the Stalnaker Reunion, the recent WV Molasses Festival and enjoy West Virginia foliage.
Activities began at 10 a.m. with early arrivers enjoying coffee provided by hostess Emma Deel and her grandson Eric Deel. Everyone shared in conversation, updating family history, current events, picture taking, laughter and thanks to God for His many blessings prior to enjoying a delicious lunch prepared by many good cooks. Some who were in attendance recalled attending reunions at the Stalnaker Homestead in Orma, WV more than seventy years ago.
After lunch prizes were distributed, plans were made for returning next year and farewells were said as many had “miles to travel” in preparation for work on Monday.
Attending were: Emma and Eric Deel, Sue F. Johnson, Talya Ellis, Monica Williams, John and Lari Deel, Tammy and Zachary Deel, James and Claudia Deel, Stacy, Sydney and Cody Weeks, Harold and Shirley Hughes, Bill and Sharon Gherke, Isabel Arnold, Suzy Schoenhut, Leah and Kayla Roberts, Glenna S. Fleming, Michael Stalnaker, Paul and Lenell Stalnaker, James Stalnaker, Mike, Sara, and Brad Stalnaker, Darse Rush, Arlyn and Toots Downs, Pam Bartlett, Connie and Rodney Roberts, Leroy and Marie Deel, Naomi and Carlton Simms, Derek Roberts, Lynda Jarvis, Pat Pittman, John Morgenstern, James and Betty Dial, Todd, Missy, Lindsey and Lucas Layhew, Kevin and Barb Stalnaker, Bob and Georgia Stalnaker, Kenny and Eloise Stalnaker, Gary and Erin Stalnaker, Hugh and Beth Alltop, David and Ivelisse Heidish, Mary Lou Stalnaker, Gordon West, Bill and Jean Stalnaker, Richard and Emma Lou Chenoweth, Jon, Brandi, and Kailie Whited, Ralph, Becky, Hudson, Hannah, and Hallie Grant, Chris, Kelly, and Isabella Owen, Shelly and Aaron Blower, William H. Stalnaker, Bill and Donna Stalnaker, Janet Stewart, Loretta Heidish, and Jim and Judy (Woody) Powell.