Pamela Sue Spoon, 78 of Beardstown, died on Monday, July 3, 2023 at her home surrounded by family.
She was born December 5, 1944, in Beardstown, the daughter of Harold Stephens and Lilian Jump (husband Larry) Murphy. She married David Spoon on June 9, 1963 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beardstown and he preceded her in death on February 5, 2023.
She is survived by two daughters Tami Jo (husband Pat) Cooper of Beardstown and their children Justin (wife Liz) Cooper and their children Alex and Wyatt Cooper, Kelsie (husband Chuck) Riblet and their children Brayden and Brynn Riblet, and Jay Cooper (Mel Peterein); Sonna (husband David) Egbers of Quincy and their children Garin and Myla Egbers; a daughter-in-law Mona Spoon of Palatine and her daughter Samantha (fiance John Seven) Spoon; a brother-in-law raised as a son Kevin (wife Debbie) Spoon of Rushville and their children Karissa (husband Andy) Ham and their children Jazilyn, Travin, and Inde Ham, and Taryn Dunlap and her daughter Bridgette Dunlap; and a sister-in-law Glenna (husband Jack) Lyons. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Troy Spoon, and her brother Arthur Stephens.
Pamela graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of Class of 1963 and furthered her education with accounting classes at Lincoln Land Community College. She was employed with State Senator John Knuppel as a secretary and later with West Central Bank in Beardstown and retired in 2008. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church and was attending First Christian Church in Beardstown. Pam was also a member of Rainbow Garden Club and had a love for flowers. She loved growing Hostas and selected each plant with her family in mind. Her last purchased plant was named Pearly Gates. She played numerous hours of Bridge and enjoyed reading, traveling, and having the Candy Kids" stop by on a daily basis. After being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer she set out to fulfill a bucket list in which some of the fondest accomplishments were riding a horse, visiting Sight and Sound Theater and Hornbaker gardens. Pam's faith was her motivation in life and lived by the saying " It is well with my soul".
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Saturday, July 8, 2023 at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. Burial will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 5-7 PM Friday at the memorial home.
Memorials have been suggested to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network "PanCAN", Hope Blooms, of Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.