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Norma Showalter Cupp
(Died June 3, 2013)

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NORMA SHOWALTER CUPP “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15 Norma Showalter Cupp, of Snapps Creek Road, Harrisonburg, Virginia, went home to be with her LORD on June 3, 2013. She was seen off by her loving and beloved husband, DeWitt F. Cupp, with whom she united in marriage on June 29, 1946, and by other loving family members and friends. Norma, born September 3, 1917, in Rockingham County, Virginia, was a life-long member of Antioch United Church of Christ, where she served in virtually all positions of leadership. In addition to teaching Sunday School, serving as deaconess, secretary and Sunday School superintendent, Norma and her sisters (and her mother before them) provided flowers for the altar every Sunday. Even after her latest illness, flowers from her garden continued to adorn the altar with the beauty and majesty she knew it required. Norma also served the broader Church, and regularly served as a voting member from the Shenandoah Association to the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ. After their marriage, Norma and DeWitt resided in Washington, D.C., where Norma was a bank bookkeeper until the birth of her daughter, Jenny Jo. Shortly before having her son, Tim, she and DeWitt acquired the home in which she was born, located directly across from the family farm on which she was raised on what is now referred to as Snapps Creek Road. Like her mother, Norma was an active and longtime member of the Mt. Clinton Home Demonstration Club. She was featured in news articles over the years highlighting her baking. Norma’s pies, cakes, dinner rolls and other baked goods, as well as butter from the cows she raised, caused many customers from Harrisonburg to make a weekly trek to her home in western Rockingham County. In addition, many couples began their married lives with wedding cakes crafted by Norma and her sisters. Norma also judged baked goods at the Rockingham County Fair, and continued to work at the Home Demonstration concession booth at the fair well into her eighties. Norma’s fruit pies and baked goods were fit for another world. Norma’s family and friends received the blessing of her love through her baking. Even more, though, they received her love through her joyful, kind and patient spirit. Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Arthur Showalter and Erthyl Jones Showalter, a sister, Helen S. Miller, and three brothers, Waldo Showalter, Lynnwood Showalter and Jimmie Showalter. In addition to DeWitt, Norma is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Jolene Showalter-Cupp of Beaverdam, a son, Timothy Earl Cupp and his wife, Jeanie, of Harrisonburg, four grandchildren (each of whom were loved by Norma beyond measure), C.R. Munn IV and his wife, Christie, of Alexandria, Meaghan Showalter Munn, of Richmond, Sarah Verdery Cupp, of Roanoke, and Timothy Dennison Cupp, of Charlottesville, and three brothers, Neil S. Showalter, Tommy T. Showalter, and Jack Showalter and his wife, Gloria, and a sister, Betty J. Showalter, all of Rockingham County, and numerous nieces and nephews. Norma was a good and faithful servant. Norma’s family will join with others to celebrate her life, spirit and faithfulness, and to receive friends, at McMullen Funeral Home, 5784 Greenmount Road, Harrisonburg, on Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Antioch United Church of Christ, 4107 Fort Lynne Road, Harrisonburg, Virginia at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013. Memorial contributions may be made to the Antioch Church of Christ, 4107 Fort Lynn Road, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mcmullenfh.com. “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” Proverbs 31:28

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