Norma (Fladen) Treleaven

December 21, 1936 ‒ October 29, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Norma (Fladen) Treleaven, age 81, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 at the Ganzhorn Suites Specialized Memory Care in Powell, Ohio. Norma was born on December 21, 1936 in Steubenville, Ohio, to the late Leo and Eva (Little) Michlow.

Norma graduated from Steubenville High School in 1954 and attended The Ohio State University. She was the Director of the Mental Health Association in Mount Vernon, Ohio, for 20 years.  She enjoyed music, animals, feeding birds and Broadway Theatre.  She especially loved her pets, Coco and Mittens.

Norma is survived by her sons, Eric Fladen, Jeff Fladen; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; a special friend and caregiver, Verna.

Along with her parents, Norma is preceded in death by her 1st husband, Dr. Robert Fladen; 2nd husband, Lew Treleaven; a brother, Howard Mishlow.

A private service will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Animal Care Center of Polaris; 8928 S. Old State Road Lewis Center, Ohio 43035 or NAMI Knox/Licking County Ohio; 15 E. Vine Street Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

To view this obituary or leave the family a memory, visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Norma (Fladen) Treleaven.

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  • My husband and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Norma. Although we hadn’t had the opportunity to meet Norma personally we do understand the pain of losing one so dear to our hearts. We would like to share with you comfort we have experienced from Gods word found in 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. Our Heavenly Father is truly a wonderful source of comfort, for he is always there for the broken hearted and he truly cherishes you, especially in this time of sorrow. ( Psalm 34:18, 1 Peter 5:7) Please take a few moments, share your memories with those who surround you, for the memories shared are the ones most truly cherished, may they bring you comfort and peace as you begin to heal. Take care of yourselves and each other during this very difficult time time.

  • Was very sorry to hear about Norma. My family was her neighbors for many years and she was always very kind to us and especially to me during my teenage years. She was always willing to talk and I enjoyed friendship with her sons Eric and Jeff.

  • Dear Eric and Jeff, I was sad to hear of your Mother’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your former neighbor and classmate, Valerie McManis

  • On behalf of the Board of Trustees of NAMI Knox Licking County Ohio, I want to acknowledge and honor the legacy of caring and support Norma has contributed to make lives better for individuals and families challenged by a mental disease or disorder. As former director of the Knox County Mental Health Association, now known as NAMI Knox Licking County Ohio her contributions as an advocate for the mentally ill and their families is invaluable. She has been our friend, our guiding star for many years. Norma formally retired from the agency in 2003 but she has never “retired” as an advocate for the mentally ill. I shall always appreciate the wisdom, encouragement, and inspiration she provided me when she handed the responsibility of guiding and moving our agency on in 2003. We treasure that legacy. We treasure that friendship and we are grateful. She touched many lives in special ways — and made a difference.
    Our condolences to her family on their loss.
    Sincerely,
    Dodie Melvin, Director NAMI Knox Licking County

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