Pam Kelley, age 64, of Memphis Missouri, passed away on April 1, 2022, in her home of natural causes. Pam was born on January 29th, 1958, in the Saint Louis area and was raised by her parents Charles and Josephine Putnam. After finishing high school, she moved around a bit, living in Colorado where she loved the mountains and Florida where she loved the sea. Pam moved to Florida to be closer to her biological mom Sharon White, and together their relationship blossomed with so much love. While living in Florida Pam meet Ben Kelley and married and together until Ben's passing in 1984, just a month shy of the birth of their son Ben. Seeking family, she returned to Missouri where she became a staple in her community, she assisted with Northeast Community Action Agency and was active with her church. Pam enjoyed a wide range of crafts and loved camping whenever she could. Most importantly, she loved her family and friends. Pam met her forever love Scott Small in 2020 and together they started to build a life together. She was preceded in death by her parents, her biological mother and her husband Ben. She is survived by her three children, Lytisha "Tish" Cleghorn and her Husband Tom, Benjamin "Ben" Kelley and his wife Lindsie, and Jo "Bitty" Andrews and her husband Lance. She is survived by her seven grandchildren Cassie Stribling, Jamie Kelley, Nicholas Kelley, Desi Kelley, Elizabeth Kelley, Benjamin Kelley, Maysden Andrews, and one great grandchild, Jackson Stribling as well as countless cousins and friends. A memorial service is TBD at a later date. In lieu of sending flowers and other considerations the family would prefer donations towards costs be sent to Payne Funeral Chapel at 202 E Madison St, Memphis, MO 63555.
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