Pamela Ann Ellis
Pamela Ann Ellis, 75, of Redfield died on May 27, 2023, at MercyOne Medical Center surrounded by her family. She had battled renal failure for approximately three years, having dialysis three days a week. She was diagnosed with an aggressive lung cancer shortly before her death. She was born Pamela Ann Hale on Jan. 28, 1948, in Sikeston, Missouri, to Geraldine Reva Allen and raised by William K. Smith. She spent much of her childhood living in Linden. On Aug. 5, 1964, she married Charles Keith Ellis. They had three daughters.
Pam was a homemaker and took care of the farm, especially the livestock. In 1989, she went to work at Prairie Meadows Casino as a server. After she and Charlie divorced, she moved to Stuart. She worked part-time as a bartender at Ruby’s and Johnie’s Tap. Eventually, she went to work at VALO and moved to Menlo where she lived for close to 20 years. After 10 years at VALO, she spent her last years for work at Adel Acres as a cook. She eventually moved to back to Redfield in 2011 to live closer to her sister, Peg.
Pam enjoyed raising Australian shepherds and mini dachshunds and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She found her faith in God in the latter part of her life and was active with the church ladies.
Pam was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Peg Bowman; twin grandsons, Timmy and Tommy; and her mini dachshund, Lou.
She is survived by her daughters, Laurie Allsup (Larry) of Menlo, Stacey Shannon (Brian) of Redfield, and Shelly Ellis (Doug) of Fontanelle; her brother, Pat Hale of Craig, Missouri; brother-in-law, Darrell Bowman; grandchildren, Stephanie, Matthew, Amberly, Billy, Tyler, Anna, Joseph and Lane; great-grandchildren, Brylan, Trenton, Aubrey, Ailyn, Riot, Ronan, Nora, Malakhi, Gretalyn, Archer, Thora, Ayla and Charlee Grace; niece Amber Baker; nephew Trevor Baker; many cousins; and her Chi-weenie dog, Chi.
A memorial service was held June 4 at the Redfield Christian Church. Donations can be made to the family to help with Pam’s funeral expenses or to the Redfield Christian Church.