Pamela Jean Clark, age 62, of Purcell, MO, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. She had battled liver disease for many years. Her long struggle came to a peaceful end at her home.
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Pamela was born on September 12, 1958, in Lamar, MO, the daughter of Charles Reed and Geneva (Williams) Reed. She graduated from Webb City High School in the class of 1976. She married Jackie Clark October of 1976. After having 4 children, she went to MSSU and received an associates degree in accounting. She went to work for her father at Triple R Garage. She then worked payroll at Talbott for several years. She took a break from the workforce during which she took care of her ailing father-in-law. Her most recent employment was at Walmart in Webb City. She started out in the automotive department and eventually went overnight to the mod team.
In her younger years some of her favorite pastimes were reading and collecting Elvis Presley memorabilia. In high school she was a member of the redettes and played clarinet in the band. As time went on, she found joy in visiting friend's and family's homes and spending the evening playing cards. She also enjoyed taking trips on a motorcycle. Later in life she found pleasure in fishing and hunting and working in the yard.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Geneva Reed, on January 16, 2016, and by her brother Lendell Reed on August 13, 2020.
Pam is survived by two daughters, Carissa Young of Purcell, MO, and Melanie Wamble and husband Steven of Joplin, MO; two sons, Jackie Clark Jr and wife Emily of Carl Junction, MO, and Charles Clark of Florissant, CO; her father, Charles Reed of Carterville, MO; one sister, Nancy Pierson of Joplin; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial visitation will be held at 2pm Sunday, January 17, at Mason-Woodard Chapel in Joplin.