She was born in Renick on Dec. 19, 1936, the daughter of the late Oscar and Iona Madeline (Dolin) Stacy.
After graduating high school and attending Davis & Elkins College. Jolene went on to be an administrative assistant for the WV Department of Highways with 20 years of service. She was a beloved member of the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, where she served as a delegate for the annual Conferences. She will be remembered for her love of traveling, taking long walks, and striking a conversation with anyone, but most of all, the love for her friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jolene is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Kenneth Eugene Callahan. She is also survived by her son, Dale Kidd, of Alderson; her daughter, Dawn Painter and husband Billy, of Alderson; her stepson, Kenneth Callahan, Jr, and wife Vicky of Covington, VA; her stepdaughter, Cristy Wall, of Covington, VA; her grandchildren: Lindsey Ormsbee and his companion Jessica Richards of White Sulphur Springs, Morgan Brooks of Alderson, Hannah Ormsbee of Alderson, and Franklin Ormsbee and his fiancé Madison Allen of Alderson; and several loving great-grandchildren.
Anyone who knew Jolene loved her because of her cheerful and smiling nature. She will be deeply missed by everyone.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 104 N Monroe Street, Alderson, WV 24910.
In keeping with her wishes, Jolene will be cremated. A graveside service will be held at the Alderson Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 14, at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Jeffrey Kanode officiating.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Callahan family at www.lobbanfh.com.