Pamela Day Ukele, age 70, of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away at the University of Kansas Medical Center on Monday, August 10, 2020.
Pamela was born October 30, 1949, in St. Anthony’s Hospital, Sabetha, Kan. She was the oldest of four children born to Marshall and Geneva Florence (Brigham) Ukele of rural Berwick, Nemaha County, Kan. As she grew into adulthood, she worked on the family farm, went to Sunday School at the First Methodist Church in Sabetha, was a member of the Lucky Clover 4-H Club, took lessons in dance and piano, attended Excelsior County School from K to 8th grade and graduated from Sabetha High School in 1967. She received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Tarkio College in Tarkio, Mo. in Elementary Education in 1971. She began her teaching career in Northeast Missouri and retired from teaching from Hannibal Public Schools in Hannibal. Her daughter, Cassaday (Cassie) Sue was born on June 22, 1990, and Pamela was very involved in and proud of her daughter’s adventures, sporting endeavors and achievements. Pamela was the family genealogist and enjoyed sharing that knowledge and attending/hosting family reunions. She always loved her family get-togethers especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas time in Kansas. She was very fond of her nieces and nephews, her Grandmother Ukele, her Aunt Dorothy and her many close relatives and friends. Pamela was a member of Eastern Star in Missouri, several past genealogy groups and loved to attend theatrical presentations and travel throughout the United States.
Pamela was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; aunts; uncles; two brothers, Stephen Marshall Ukele and Lee Fred Ukele; sister-in-law, Carmen Kay (Baumgartner) Ukele; niece, Marlee Geneva Ukele; and cousins, Jim Summers and Kim Summers.
Pamela is survived by her daughter, Cassaday Sue Hood (Travis) of Oak Grove, Mo.; her sister, Paula Sue Miller (Alan) of Shawnee, Kan.; her sister-in-law, Pamela Sue Ukele of Sabetha, Kan.; her two nieces, Jean Adrian Miller and Anna Maureen Weiser (Aaron); her three nephews, Ryan David Haug (Emily), Tanner Marshall Ukele and Carson Samuel Ukele; and beloved cousins, Beth Mazzola Summers, Gary and Sylvia Summers, Jeri and Janice Summers, Jon and Janet Summers, and Kirk and Stefni Summers.
Funeral service will be Friday, August 14, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. A visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. prior to service time at the funeral home. The interment will be made at the Sabetha Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sabetha Community Hospital or the Brown County Historical Society of Hiawatha, Kan., sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, Kan. 66534.