Norma I. Mills

Born: Fri., Jun. 20, 1930
Died: Mon., May 28, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 07, 2018
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 08, 2018
Location: First United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jun. 08, 2018
Location: First United Methodist Church

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Norma I. Mills, 87, formerly of Lander, died Monday, May 28, 2018, at Warren General Hospital.  Norma was born June 20, 1930, in Lander, PA. She is the daughter of the late John S. and Olga J. (Trask) Mills. 

The Valedictorian of her class, Norma graduated from Lander High School in 1948.  She was employed by the New Process Company for seventeen years and worked an additional 25 years at the Warren County Court House.  Norma served two terms as the Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts.  She was a former member of the Lander United Methodist Church, where she served as the choir director, a Sunday school teacher, and a youth counselor.  After moving to Warren, she joined the First United Methodist Church.  For many years she sang in and directed the Warren County Fair Choir, and was a member of the Philomel Club, where she also sang in and directed the Philomel Chorus.  She also volunteered preparing and serving breakfasts at the Salvation Army once a week for about ten years.

Norma is survived by one sister, Neva Hagberg, of Warren; her foster-sister, Betsy Fowler, and husband, Dave, of Knox; nieces and nephews Aaron Mills, Ph.D., and wife, Linda Blum, Ph.D., of Charlottesville, VA, Ellen Smith, and husband, Dale, of Mt. Lebanon, Colleen Whitaker, and husband, Ken, of Bel Air, MD, Marcia Ziki, and husband, Douglas Vaughn, of Warren, with whom she resided, Jane Ziki, of Arlington, VA, Bridget Napier, of Charlottesville, VA, and Ann Ziki, and partner, Don Van Huben, of Penfield, NY.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Vincent “Perk” Mills, Donald Mills, and Leo “Ike” Mills; two sisters, Marian Ziki and Ruth J. “Tute” Mills; infant sister, Vivian Mills; and nephew, Mark Ziki.

Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc. 1003 Penn. Ave. E., Warren, on Thursday, June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.  A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market St, Warren, PA, on Friday, June 8, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Michael Rutenber, visitation pastor, officiating.  Prior to the service, friends and family will be received at the church from 1 p.m.

Private burial will be in Foster Cemetery, Lander, PA, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution should consider the Don Mills Achievement Center, 677 Hospital Dr. Suite J, Warren, PA 16365.


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Bob and Dona Ingerson
   Posted Tue June 05, 2018
Thinking of all that Norma gave to the Lander community. She will always be remembered.

Bill Morgan
   Posted Tue June 05, 2018
Peggy and I are flying to Minneapolis Thursday AM so we won't be able to come to the funeral home nor funeral. It upsets me not to be able to be present because of my great admiration for Norma and because I always considered her a friend. She was a success in every endeavor and so very accomplished in her work and her outside interests. She was such great fun to converse with and I always enjoyed her company. I'll always retain good memories of Norma.

Tonya Gilkinson Alcorn
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
I send my condolences to the entire family. I grew up in the Lander Church and remember Norma, Ruth and Neva well. What a wonderful family to know, always giving, secret pen pals while in college. Lander and Warren has lost another great person, God is filling his house with some wonderful women. Rest in peace.

Mrs. D. Ward
   Posted Wed June 27, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family. May you find real comfort in the wonderful hope of the resurrection. John 5: 28-29, Rev. 21:4, Titus 1:2, Psalms 83:18

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