Cover photo for Norma Shuck Levy's Obituary
1932 Norma 2019

Norma Shuck Levy

March 8, 1932 — October 1, 2019

Norma Shuck  Levy,  87, of  Charleston,  died  peacefully  in  her  sleep  on  October  1,  2019. She  was  born  on  March 8, 1932, the  daughter  of Edgar  N.  Shuck  and  Thelma  Shuck.    She  grew  up  on Garrison  Avenue,  where  she  made  many  life-long  friends.    She  was  graduated  from  Stonewall  Jackson High  School  in  1950  and  worked  for  many  years  at  Union  Carbide. Norma and her late  husband,  Lester  Levy,  owned  and  operated  the  Dairy  Queen  in  Cabin  Creek  for  many years.    Norma  was  very  proud  of  their  home  in  Loudon  Heights  in  Charleston,  where  they  kept  a spectacularly  beautiful  garden.  She  took  particular  delight  in  her  brilliant  orange  poppies,  her  wide variety  of  lilies  and  the  many  species  of  rhododendrons  that  thrived  under  her  exceptional  green  thumb. Norma was an avid  history  buff  and  kept  detailed  scrapbooks  and  records  of  her  family  history  and events  that  occurred  in  the  Kanawha  Valley  and  especially  in  her  childhood  neighborhood.    She  was instrumental  in  establishing  the  Garrison  Avenue  Magazine  Hollow  Reunion  Group  and  was  a  member  of the  Kanawha  Trail  Club. In  addition  to  her  parents  and  husband,  Norma  was  preceded  in  death  by  her  sister,  Betty  Hereford.     Norma is  survived  by  her  dear  friend,  companion  and  dance  partner,  David  Radford.    They  were affectionately  known  as  Santa  and  Mrs.  Clause,  him  with  his  snow-white  beard  and  both  of  them  silverhaired  and  fully  dressed  for  the  parts.    During  the  Christmas  holidays  they  would  visit  children  in  the local  hospitals,  sing  at  various  churches  and  social  clubs,  and  surprise  neighborhood  children  with  visits and  presents  from  the  Big  Guy  himself. She  is  also  survived  by  several  nieces  and  nephews  and  her  friends  and  caregivers,  Randy  and  Leah  Ann Guthrie,  with  whom  she  made  her  home  and who went  above  and  beyond the call  of  duty  to  ensure that  she  was  comfortable  and  happy.    Special  thanks  is  given  to  the  home  workers  from  Stonerise  at Home, Kanawha  Hospice  and  her  private  care  angels  who  also  gave  her  great  comfort. Private  graveside  services  will  be  held  at  a  later  date.  Condolences may be made online at  Funeral  arrangements  are  being  made  through  Elk Funeral  Home, who is honored to serve the Levy Family.

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