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Norwalk, Marcia

Marcia Norwalk, 83, of Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of New York, New Jersey, Michigan, California, Connecticut and North Carolina, passed away on Aug. 16, 2017, at Village Shalom.

 

Marcia was born on Sept. 2, 1933, to the late Jack and Bess Beskin in Brooklyn, New York. Marcia married the late Stanley Norwalk in 1952, who passed away on their 60th anniversary.

Marcia is survived by her daughters and her sons-in-law: Gay (Scott) Ramsey and Barbara (Thomas) Eisenach; three grandchildren: Sara Garrett, Joseph Ramsey (Abigail Green) and Danielle Lessovitz; and great-grandsons: Owen Garrett and Henry Green-Ramsey. She is also survived by her younger sister, Judith Corell, as well as her many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. The family appreciates the care provided by her companions, Robin Jaffe and Nancy Holliday.

After raising her girls, Marcia went back to school at the age of 50 to earn her degree in social science welfare — cum laude at Western Connecticut State University. She also earned a Masters of Arts degree in elementary education at the University of Bridgeport. She enjoyed being the oldest student in many of her classes. After graduation, Marcia worked with mentally and/or physically challenged adults.  

Marcia belonged to numerous charitable, financial, religious and community organizations. She loved to travel, enjoyed playing Mah jongg, and was a Life Bridge Master. With the help of her Franklin spelling calculator, every morning Marcia solved the daily cryptogram and crossword puzzle. And of course, if Marcia wasn’t busy with her girls, school, work, volunteering, or games, she was cleaning house. She believed that every week every book on every bookshelf had to be wiped free of dust. She was disappointed that none of her daughters or grandchildren adhere to this practice.

Marcia’s family would like to thank her many wonderful caregivers at Village Shalom and Evergreen Hospice. There was a private burial at Rose Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the programs department at Village Shalom, Evergreen Hospice Care, Hadassah, or ORT America.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.louismemorialchapel.com.

Arrangements by The Louis Memorial Chapel, 816-361-5211.