Vesta Brown Stalnaker, 97 - Mineral Wells

Vesta Brown Stalnaker, 97, of Mineral Wells, West Virginia, died March 22, 2011, at her residence. She was born June 2, 1913, in Chloe, W.Va., a daughter of the late Albert and Artie Suttle Brown.

She was a school teacher for 34 years having a master's degree in elementary education and receiving her degrees from Glenville State and West Virginia University. She also attended Walnut Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Norita (Harold) Hilton of Mineral Wells; granddaughter, Trisha Renee Hilton of Parkersburg; and brother, Rector (Helen) Brown of Virginia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Vada Duffield; and three brothers, Sherman, Shirley and Sheridan Brown.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with the Rev. Norman Butler officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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