Mary Elizabeth Kanouff Staggs Stalnaker


Mary Elizabeth Kanouff Staggs Stalnaker, age 92, of Buckhannon, WV, died Thursday, August 19, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital Nursing Facility in Buckhannon.

She was born September 9, 1928, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late James and Gladiola Malcolm Kanouff. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, John Stalnaker, Harry Staggs and former husband, John Levier, and two brothers, Lawrence and Kenneth Kanouff.

She is survived by one son, James Porter Levier and wife Betsy, of Buckhannon; one daughter, Janet Wanstreet and husband Timothy, of Bridgeport, WV; three stepsons: Ronald Staggs and wife Grace, of Keyser, WV, Lonnie McDonald, of Woodstock, VA, and Rex Stalnaker and wife Kathy, of Rock Cave, WV; two stepdaughters: Sandy Jones, of Fairfax, VA, and Shelia Louk and husband Tony, of Buckhannon; six grandchildren: Christopher Levier and wife Cheryl, of Riversville, WV, Andrea Wanstreet, of Morgantown, WV, Christina Wanstreet, of Morgantown, Stephanie Tidd and husband Steve, of Quiet Dell, WV, Alex Louk, of Buckhannon and Lauren Louk, of Buckhannon; three great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Stalnaker worked in sales and attended both the Way of Holiness and Christian Fellowship Church. In her later years, she took great joy in her church and fellowship with her church family. She lived all of her life only to make her family happy.

Friends will be received Monday, August 23, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Burial will take place Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 1 p.m. in the Potomac Memorial Garden in Keyser, WV (597 Cemetery Rd, Keyser, WV 26726).

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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