Norma E. (Remmele) Mileham

August 4, 2023


MILEHAM - Norma E.
(née Remmele)
Age 102 of the City of Tonawanda, August 4, 2023 in her home of 71 years. Wife of 62 years to the late James T. Mileham who died in 2004. Loving mother of Peggy (Robert) Williams, the late Robert (survived by Donna) Mileham, and Richard (Debra) Mileham. Grandmother of James Williams, Kelly (Rene Robinson) Williams, Christine Mileham, David (Marlene) Milleham, Richard (Phillip Fiorello) Mileham, and Melanie (Brian) Swartz. Great-Grandmother of Joshua, Olivia, Amber, Parker, Nolan, and Alexandria. Sister of Richard Remmele, and the late Mary Lou Scholz, Maxine Berg, and Clayton Remmele, Jr. Born in Marietta, Ohio, Norma resided in the City of Tonawanda since 1928. She was a 1939 graduate of Tonawanda High School. During WWII, she was a defense worker at Remington Rand, worked at Woolworth’s in the 1950s and in 1964 became a practical nurse working at DeGraff Memorial Hospital for many years. She enjoyed bingo, loved fishing in Canada, was an avid Bills fan with season tickets and even FaceTimed with Jim Kelly on her 101st birthday, and earned the nickname “Grammy Slammy” when she would, with a slight smile, slam her playing cards down when she had a good hand. In retirement, Norma and her husband Jim spent their winters in Florida and travelled often. In her 90s, she parasailed, snorkeled, went down in a submarine, and even flew in a helicopter over a volcano in Hawaii. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ for over ninety years. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 7, 2023, at 12:00 noon in Salem United Church of Christ, 114 Morgan St., Tonawanda, NY. Everyone welcome to attend. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Church Memorial Fund or Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Salem United Church of Christ
114 Morgan St.
Tonawanda, NY 14150


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