Velma Faye Norman, age 82, of Glenville, West Virginia, departed this life on the evening of Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Glenville Care and Rehab Center in Glenville, following an extended illness.
Born June 10, 1933 in Calhoun County, Velma was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Edna E. Hardway McCumbers.
Velma retired from the Conrad Motel in Glenville after 30 plus years of service. She enjoyed listening to music, quilting, gardening, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Velma was also a Pentecostal by faith.
On October 30, 1949, Velma was united in marriage to Walter J. Norman, who preceded her in death on December 12, 1965.
A kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all that knew her. Velma will be sadly missed by the many family and friends on whose lives she had such a tremendous impact.
Surviving are four children, Dale Norman of Glenville; Thelma Norman of Glenville; Wanda Bush of Ritchie County; and Shelia Davidson and husband, Richard also of Ritchie County, one brother, Rondal McCumbers of Spencer; one sister, Edith McCumbers of Spencer; two sisters-in-law, Kathy West and husband, Teddy of Spencer; and Linda Cottrill of Stouts Mill; one son-in-law, Michael Heater and wife, B.J. and family of Burnsville.
Also surviving are three grandsons, Larry Bush and wife, Samatha, and Adam Davidson both of Ritchie County; and Christopher Heater and wife, Kandy of Parkersburg; three granddaughters, Vickie Lamb and husband, Mike and Ciera Davidson both of Ritchie County; and Diana Holmes of Sand Fork; two greatgranddaughters, Brittany Lyons of Sand Fork; and Aryllya Utt-Heater of Parkersburg; four great-grandsons, Adam Heater of Burnsville; and Auyn Utt-Heater, Rhyun Utt-Heater, and MJay Dennison, all of Parkersburg.
She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, many friends, and a granddaughter of the heart, Brittany Large and family of Cedarville; and long time friend, Alma Cole and family of Glenville.
Along with her parents and husband, Velma was preceded in death by one brother, Preston V. McCumbers and wife, Hazel, two sisters, Thelma Low and husband, David and Vera Cottrell and husband, Haymon, and two son-in-laws, Larry J. Bush and Tom Campbell.
Funeral Services were conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc; 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV ; 26351 at 1:00 PM; Friday April 29, 2016. Pastor Bryan Groves officiated. Burial followed in the Stalnaker Cemetery in Glenville. Friends were received from 12 noon - 1:00 PM; Friday afternoon, April 29, 2016 at the mortuary.
In Lieu of flowers the family of Velma Faye Norman request memorial contributions be made in her honor to the Gilmer County Fire Department, Gilmer County Ambulance Service, Gilmer County Public Library, or memorial of your choice.
Ellyson Mortuary Inc. was honored to serve the family of Velma Norman with arrangements.