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Pamela M. Kelley

January 31, 1951 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Pamela Kelley Obituary

Pamela M. “Pam” Kelley, 72, of O’Fallon, MO peacefully passed away Saturday, January 6, 2024, at St. Louis University Hospital, after a courageous battle with ALS. Born January 31, 1951, in Staunton, IL, she was a daughter of the late Elsie Davis and Harold (Midge) Wriede. She married James “Jim” Kelley on December 29, 1973, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton, IL. Pam grew up in Staunton and graduated from Staunton High School with the class of 1969. After marriage, she lived in many cities throughout IL and the United Kingdom, and most recently in O’Fallon, MO.

Pam loved to sew, quilt, embroider and enjoyed all types of crafting, Christmas was her favorite holiday. She collected Hallmark ornaments and was a member of the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club. She loved to travel, especially after living overseas. She was in the PTO at the schools her children attended and enjoyed cooking. Most of all, she loved being a mother and a grandmother, and spoiling her grandchildren. She worked in retail sales and was an administrative assistant at State Farm until she retired. She was the family matriarch as well as a loyal friend.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, James “Jim” Kelley, 3 sons Patrick (Heidi) Kelley, Sean (Emily) Kelley, and Jason (Brenda) Kelley, 8 grandchildren, Ahna (Jacob) Warren, Sarenna, Jaxon, Kenzie, Xander, Makayla, Freyja and Leo, and a great grandchild, Asta. Sister Gloria (Jerry) Saracco and a brother, Barry (Karma) Wriede also survives. She was preceded in death by her mother Elsie, her stepfather, Midge, her sister Patty, mother-in-law, Helen Kelley and father-in-law, Leo J. Kelley, and brother-in-law, John Adden.

Friends may call from 9 to 11 AM on Monday, January 15, 2024, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11 AM at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton with Father Tom Hagstrom officiating. Burial will be held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Mt. Olive, IL. Memorials are suggested to ALS Association of St. Louis, 1950 Craig Road Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63146 or at www.ALS.org.

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January 15, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church (Staunton, Illinois)

Funeral Mass
January 15, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church (Staunton, Illinois)

Interment following funeral service
January 15, 2024

Calvary Cemetery
Mt. Olive, IL 62069


The ALS Association
1275 K Street NW, Suite 250, Washington DC 20005
Tel: 1-202-407-8580
Web: http://www.alsa.org/


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