Norman Van Buren

Norman Shelby Van Buren, 87, of Ronceverte, WV, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018, at home with his daughter by his side.

He was born October 28, 1931, in Ronceverte, and was the son of Hazel and Ruben Van Buren.

Norman was a U.S. Army veteran and worked at Burlington Ribbon Factory in White Sulphur Springs, WV, before becoming self-employed as a painter.

He loved to hunt and spend time at the camp with his family and friends, as well as sports, particularly when his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were playing.
Other than his parents, Norman was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy; a daughter, Karen Handley; a baby sister, Elrita; and a brother, Richard.

Surviving are his daughter Juanita; sisters, Anna Gail O'Brien, Elsie Delores Hoylman, and Betty Marie Mulkey (Charles); brothers, Marvin (Rita) and Elbert (Barbara); grandchildren, Jason Stone, Gabriel Stone (Katie), C.J. Handley (Hilary), and Shelby Tincher (Ernie); great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Jara, Kaden, Myla, and Forrest.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery on Hokes Mill Road in Organ Cave, WV.

The family will receive family and friends on Monday, November 19, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Wallace & Wallace, 212 Monroe Avenue, Ronceverte, WV 24970.

The family thanks Dr. Jamie Dilly, Dr. Moshy, and the nurses and staff at Peyton Hospice House for the wonderful care and support during Norman's last days.

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Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the November 19, 2018 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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