Family of the late Donna Stalnaker Brant presents memorial gift - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Family of the late Donna Stalnaker Brant presents memorial gift to Beta Bean Cafe

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • UPDATE: All Northbound lanes open on I-77 at East River Mountain Tunnel

    UPDATE: All Northbound lanes open on I-77 at East River Mountain Tunnel

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:42:00 GMT
    All northbound lanes are back open after a tractor trailer that caught fire inside the East River Mountain Tunnel on Friday. It happened in the northbound lanes of the tunnel that divides Mercer and Bland around 2:00 Friday afternoon.
    All northbound lanes are back open after a tractor trailer that caught fire inside the East River Mountain Tunnel on Friday. It happened in the northbound lanes of the tunnel that divides Mercer and Bland around 2:00 Friday afternoon.
  • Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:17:38 GMT
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
  • Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-06 15:00:12 GMT
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.

As a memorial in her honor, the family of the late Donna Stalnaker Brant recently presented a memorial gift to the Davis & Elkins College Booth Library and its new Beta Bean Café.

Brant's sister, Linda McCollam, presented the gift to Beta Bean Café Manager Frank Cottrell and Vice President for Student Affairs Scott Goddard. Also attending the presentation were Brant's family members: niece Leslie Moats, great-granddaughter Cambrie Currence, granddaughter Erica Gladwell, great niece Ella Moats, daughter Barbara Currence, great-grandson Peyton Howell, grandson Ritchie Rosencrance, niece Lesia Gibson, nephew Chad Lewis, brother Samp Lewis, brother Bud Lewis, sister in-law Shirley Lewis, friend Ashley Sjoman and daughter Kimberly Teter.

Brant, who retired from Davis & Elkins College in 2009 after 20-plus years of service in Booth Library, passed away in November 2012.

"Donna was a special member of the Davis & Elkins College Housekeeping Team for many years," Goddard says. "Her care and love for the students of Davis & Elkins College will never be forgotten.  She always had a warm smile and words of encouragement for the students she passed in Booth Library. Booth Library was Donna's ‘home' on campus, thus the gift for the Booth Library and Beta Bean Café was very meaningful and special for all involved."