|Norma Jeanne Cain Long, age 84, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at her home in Romney.|
Born Oct. 9, 1934 in Big Bend, she was the oldest child of Thomas B. and Agnes Gillespie Cain.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William David Long; brother, Thomas G. Cain; and sister, Beverly Joan Cain Bunch.
Norma is survived by her daughters, Laura Dawn Ruble of Romney, Lisa Rochelle Long of Shepherdstown, and Davin Joan Parsons and her husband, Matthew of Largo, Fla.; seven grandchildren, David Louis Ruble of Elkins, Zachary William Ruble of Romney, Ellis Cain Baker of Tacoma, Wash., Madison Turner Baker of Seattle, Wash., Burzie C. Baker, IV, Marley Anders Parsons, and Samuel Sargent Parsons of Largo, Fla.; and one great-grandson, Zavid Loyal Ruble of Romney.
Norma graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1952 and then attended Potomac State College in Keyser. After attending college, she worked at the West Virginia Capital for Denzel Gainer.
She moved to Romney in 1957 with her husband. While living in Romney, she was a teacher at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind, a legal secretary for the law office of Bill Loy and also the law office of Bill Oates.
She worked at the Hampshire County Circuit Clerk Office with Circuit Clerks, Bob Powell and Wayne Hott. She worked in the office of WV Family Law Master, Charles Parsons, until her retirement.
Throughout her life, she was a very active member for the Democratic party on the local, state and national levels, and her love for the state of West Virginia was always evident. She was a member of many organizations: Hampshire County Democrats, Jaycettes, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, GF Women's Club, and the Hampshire County Historical Society. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Romney.
Norma has donated her body to medical research at West Virginia University.
Friends will be received at the First United Methodist Church, 49 High Street, Romney, on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 from 10 to 11 a.m. and a Memorial Service will be held at 11a.m., with Mark V. James officiating. Luncheon to follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430, WV Public Broadcasting, (WVpublic.org), or a charity of your choice.
All arrangements are being handled by McKee Funeral Home of Romney, WV.