BRAMWELL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS '56

In Memory Of : Joan Allen “Nina” Stotts

(1938 - 2012)

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (July 19, 2012):

Joan A. “Nina” Stotts
BRAMWELL — Joan A. “Nina” Stotts, 74, formerly of Bramwell, W.Va., passed away, July 16, 2012 at home with her family at her bedside in Portage, Mich.

Joan was the only daughter of Forest Allen and Carl White Allen and was a 1956 graduate of Bramwell High School of Bramwell, W.Va. She owned and operated Joan’s Ceramic Shop in Bramwell and retired from JCPenney, Mercer Mall, Bluefield, W.Va.

She was a resident of Bramwell most of her life but during the last four years lived in Michigan with her youngest daughter and family. Joan was a member of Bramwell Presbyterian Church while living in West Virginia, but later became a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church (LCMS), Portage, Mich., where her daughter and family attend.

She enjoyed reading, talking on the phone to her oldest daughter, Vickie; and granddaughter, Ashley; Aunt, Dosca; and playing with her “little man” Simba the cat.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Forest and Carl Allen.

Joan leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Vickie Kozar Goins and husband, Kelly Goins of Bramwell, W.Va., and Carla Stotts Bradley and husband, Terry Bradley, Portage, Mich.; two beautiful granddaughters, Ashley Lauren Goins of Bluefield, W.Va. and Hailey Gabrielle Bradley of Portage, Mich.; a special to her heart Aunt, Dosca Kirk of Bluefield, Va.; and Simba the cat; extended family, Mary and John Bradley of Portage, Mich. and Deb Bradley Sorgen and husband, Rick also of Portage, Mich.

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home of Bluewell, W.Va. is assisting the family. Two separate Memorial Services will be held; Portage, Mich.-St. Michael Lutheran Church, Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.; West Virginia-Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, Saturday, July 28, 2012, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. visitation; Memorial Service 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers; contributions in her honor may be made to St. Michael Lutheran School Scholarship Fund, 7211 Oakland Drive, Portage, MI 49024 or Hospice Care of SW Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3882.

She was loved dearly by her family and will live on in the hearts of her children and grandchildren.

Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the family.


"They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.”

- Laurence Binyon

(Top Photograph from 1955 BHS Yearbook)
Material from Dizzy Harris, BHS Class '56

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