Treena Gordon

Treena Mae (Fosnight) Gordon, age 64, of Sheridan, Indiana, peacefully passed in her home, surrounded by her loving family.  Born December 12, 1959 in Noblesville, Indiana, she was the daughter of Richard Harold Fosnight and Linda Louise (Kelshaw) Fosnight.

Don’t worry about being different and standing out from the crowd!  Rather, stand proud and stand tall, and appreciate the majestic beauty of your uniqueness.  Treena was true to her uniqueness and very self-assured.  She was a lover of babies, sunflowers, giraffes, a good romance, Diet Pepsi, chocolate, but most of all, her family.  If you were lucky enough to know her, you quickly learned that she was sharp-witted, hard-headed, and always spoke the truth.  T loved in her own way, and was often willing to lend a helping hand.

Treena met her husband, Sonny Jay Gordon, while delivering papers for the Indianapolis Star.  Sonny fell hard for Treena’s commanding confidence, sarcastic nature, wild wit, and helping heart.  Their love grew into a 33-year marriage.  Sonny, alongside their family, built Treena her dream home.  Surrounding the property, she cultivated beautiful flower gardens; she especially loved creating walls of sunflowers and tending to her vegetable garden.  For most of their marriage, Treena graciously cared for her mother-in-law, Elsie, who came to live with them shortly after they said “I Do”.  Treena and Elsie were quite the pair, and quite the comical duo.  Treena’s helpful heart shined bright during her time caring for Elsie May.

Beyond her marriage, family was a central part of Treena’s life.  She often gathered with her aunt Louise, sisters, and cousins, and welcomed caring for her nieces and nephews.  She was all in when it came time to cuddle babies or play with toddlers.  Treena comes from a large family, and one of her favorite pastimes was hosting family gatherings during the summer.  She enjoyed traveling with her husband and aunt. Treena thrived in the familiarity of her routine and surroundings and was happiest in her home with her family. Treena was a mother of two sons, Robert Eldridge and Matthew Eldridge.  She became a mother early in life and made many sacrifices for her children.  Her boys were her pride and joy.  She loved them deeply.  As they aged, her nurturing love transitioned into tough love. 

Her sons reflect her sharp wit and sarcastic nature.  Both of Treena’s sons married, and she was blessed with four grandchildren: Morgan, Lucas, Landon, and Spencer Eldridge.  She delighted in each of them and doted on them as often as she could.  She was part-time caregiver to Landon and Spencer during their toddler years, and brought them as much joy as they brought her.

Treena lived life her way.  She loved, she grieved, she created, she nurtured, she stood firm, and she was uniquely herself.  She will be greatly missed, but forever treasured.   

Treena is survived by her husband, Sonny Jay Gordon; 2 sons, Robert Shannon Eldridge (Brandy Ann Kaufman) of Noblesville, and Matthew Wayne Eldridge (Sadie) of Sheridan; 4 grandchildren, Morgan Eldridge (fiancé, Nathan Ritz), Lucas Eldridge, Landon Eldridge, and Spencer Eldridge; Brothers, Richard Verne Fosnight (Pamela) of Sheridan, Freddie Eugene Fosnight (Robin) of Sheridan, and Teddie Fosnight of Sheridan; sisters, Beverly Ann Jones (Bryan) of Westfield, Benita Louise Johnson (Jeff) of Noblesville, and Donna Marie Smith (Garry) of Westfield; brother-in-law, Mark Edwards of Sheridan; many nieces and nephews; and by her mother, Linda Louise (Kelshaw) Fosnight.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Harold Fosnight; brother, Sammie Jay Fosnight; and sister, Wanda Kay Askren-Edwards.

A celebration of Treena’s life will be held from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm on Saturday June 8, 2024, at Sonny and Treena’s home, 4303 W. 176th Street (State Road 32), Sheridan, Indiana. Treena will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Eagle Creek Cemetery in Westfield, Indiana.