Gallia Academy
Class of 1971

45 Year Reunion

will be held on Saturday July 2, 2016 @ 6:00PM
Also, on Friday, July 1st @ 6:00PM we will be gathering at the Colony Club for a casual get together!

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Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107

408 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, Ohio 45614

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Attention class of '71,
Class Reunion Details Below!

  • WHEN...Saturday, July 2 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm social hour / 7:00 Dinner * Baked Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Bread, Dessert ** cash bar available WHERE...Elks Lodge 404 2nd Ave (upstairs) Casual dress COST...$ 20.00 single, $ 35.00 couple * payment with registration required On Friday, July 1, we will be gathering at the Colony Club (Old Colony Theatre) on Second Ave from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a casual get together. They will show old pictures of our times at GAHS if you can get them to us by the deadline.(You pay for anything you eat or drink)

  • Please bring any memorabilia you might still have , and we are also going to set up a Memorial Table for those classmates that have passed. Let us know if you have any information, or obituaries that we can use. Send your updated pictures and info to John Carmichael @ as soon as possible!

40 YEARS!....

Karen Dennis Stapleton



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What have I been doing for the last 40 years?:

     I am married to Rod Stapleton, and we currently live in the northeast corner of Tennessee near Kingsport in a small town Mt. Carmel, TN for the past 17 years.

We have two children, one granddaughter, and a grandson on the way. Our son Jerod graduated with his Ph.D. from Penn State and now resides in Monmouth Junction, NJ. He is an assistant professor of medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. My daughter-in-law Anne graduated from Penn State with her Ph.D. and she is working as a Postdoctoral Associate at Rutgers. They have a year old daughter Zoe Michele.

Our daughter Kristin is a CPA and is an Assurance Senior Associate for PWC. She lives near us in Gray, Tennessee and my son-in-law Jason Stiltner is a Safety/HR Manager for a construction company in Virginia. They are expecting a son due on Dec. 31, 2011.

I started my working career at Federal Mogul which is now GKN in Gallipolis, OH before moving to Tennessee. When we moved to Tennessee, I worked for PMT a German American startup company and traveled to Germany. I next worked for TRW for approximately 10 years as an Improvement Manager. For the past 5 years, I have been working at JTEKT which is a Japanese-American Automotive company as a Production Improvement Manager. I had the opportunity to travel to Japan in July, and it was a great experience. I love my work and travel and spend my spare time with family and friends.

I miss our family and friends and enjoy our trips back to Gallipolis. I am tentatively planning to attend the class reunion.