Norma Lively


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Norma Lively Plasterr

Nov 08 1928 - Nov 18 2006

Long-time Logan County resident, Norma Lively Plasterr, recently of Plano and Allen, Texas, died Saturday, November 18 at Victoria Gardens of Allen, Texas of complications from congestive heart failure. She was born November 8, 1928 to Charles Elmer and Beulah Strawhun Lively in St. Louis, Missouri. Upon graduation from Normandy High School, where she was active in dance, sports and was an honor student, she attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. There she met Charles H. Plasterr of Logan. They were married November 27, 1948. Their family began to grow and Mrs. Plasterr put her career on hold. The family settled in Logan in the late 1950’s where Charles and his father, N. H. Plasterr, had their Accounting Firm. The family later relocated to Chapmanville. In the early 1960’s, Mrs. Plasterr obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from then Morris Harvey College and her Master’s Degree from Marshall University. She taught at Chapmanville High School, Marshall University Branch and Southern West Virginia Community College (SWVCC) from where she retired in 1988. “Our mother was an exceptional teacher, both in the classroom and in our home. She had great passion for her profession and loved to watch her children and students learn,” stated daughter, Adele Reneau Plasterr. Mrs. Plasterr was also a businesswoman in Logan where she operated The Galleria. She took great pride in the floral/gift shop and hair salon. Mrs. Plasterr was active in many organizations including: Ladies Association of the Logan County Country Club, Triangle Garden Club, Business and Women’s Professional Organization, Red Hat Society, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority at University of Missouri and a life-long member of Nighbert United Memorial Methodist Church. Many of her activities were award-winning golfer in the state of West Virginia; taught belly-dancing to adults; mentored many students through the years; active in a number of charities, including setting up a book fund in her husband’s name at SWVCC. “Additionally, one of mother’s greatest sources of pride was her tenure as a West Virginia Belle. These wonderful, 70+ ladies travel throughout the state as goodwill ambassadors from their home county. She just loved to participate in all the Belle activities and meet the other Belles,” her daughter recounted. She was an avid traveler to such places at the Panama Canal, Alaska, New Zealand and Europe. In her 60’s, Mrs. Plasterr traveled Egypt where she toured by bus, taxi, camel and hot-air balloon. “Both our parents had a great sense of learning and adventure. They loved to travel and did so up until our father’s death in 1987. Mother then began some of her own adventures,” Reneau Plasterr said. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Plasterr is survived by her son-in-law Mike Reneau and grand-dog, Lacy of Plano, Texas; son Stephen Plasterr, wife Marian, grandchildren Jennifer and Christopher of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; son, Michael Plasterr, wife Sue, grandchildren Geoffrey and Amelia and grand-dog, Callie of Plano, Texas; cousins Pat Strawhun of St. Louis, Missouri, Scott Strawhun, wife Maria, children Edwin, Ana Victoria and Sarah of Kalamazoo, Michigan; extended family Barbara and Eugene Boulware of Corpus Christi, Texas, Cheryl, Peter and Jenneva Vargas of Allen, Texas; and her many friends and colleagues in Logan County. Preceding her in death were her parents, Charles Elmer and Beulah Lively and husband, Charles. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 2, 2006 at 2 PM in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel,Hwy. 75 & Exit 38-Ridgeview Drive, McKinney, Texas 75070, 972-562-2601. Mr. Eugene Boulware will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Southern West Virginia Community College and Technical Foundation, Attention: Marjorie Oakley.
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