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Pamela M. Kelley

Pamela M. “Pam” Kelley, 72, of O’Fallon, MO peacefully passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024, at St. Louis University Hospital, after a courageous battle with ALS.

She was born on Jan. 31, 1951, in Staunton.

She was a daughter of the late Elsie Davis and Harold (Midge) Wriede.
Pam married James “Jim” Kelley on Dec. 29, 1973, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton.

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.

She 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.

She worked in retail sales and was an administrative assistant at State Farm until she retired.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, James “Jim” Kelley; sons Patrick (Heidi) Kelley, Sean (Emily) Kelley, Jason (Brenda) Kelley; grandchildren, Ahna (Jacob) Warren, Sarenna, Jaxon, Kenzie, Xander, Makayla, Freyja and Leo; great grandchild, Asta; sister, Gloria (Jerry) Saracco and a brother, Barry (Karma) Wriede.

She was preceded in death by her mother Elsie; her stepfather, Midge; sister Patty; mother-in-law, Helen Kelley and father-in-law, Leo J. Kelley and brother-in-law, John Adden.

Services were held on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton with Father Tom Hagstrom officiating. Burial was held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Mt. Olive.

Memorials are suggested to ALS Association of St. Louis, 1950 Craig Road Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63146 or at

Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, is in charge of arrangements. To order flowers or leave an on-line condolence, visit our website at