Pamela Anne Heathman

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Pamela “Pam” Anne Heathman, 72, of Nevada, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Joplin, following a period of illness.

Pam was born Feb. 7, 1947, in Jerico Springs, Mo., the daughter of Billie Thomas and Dorothy Louise (Wallace) Mitchell. She lived in Kansas City, Mo., and moved to Nevada when she was seven. She was baptized in the Pine Street Baptist Church when she was nine and graduated from Nevada High School in 1965. Pam married Loren Heathman on May 27, 1977, and worked as a secretary in Nevada for years. Her passion for art and interior design led to self- employment; detailing automobiles in the beginning, house cleaning, and later interior design with arts and crafts fabrication, and wallpapering.

Pam is survived by daughter, Erica Nichols, Gentry, Ark.; son, Ryan Heathman (Amber) Nevada; four grandchildren, Trenton, Lauren, Eric, and Declan; two great-grandchildren, Bentlee and Aiden; mother, Dorothy Kenimer, El Dorado Springs; two brothers, Larry Mitchell (Dorothy), Joplin, and Bradley Mitchell (Jonna) Boerne, Texas; nieces, nephews, extended family and many special friends.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Ferry Funeral Home Chapel with Mark Mitchell officiating. Inurnment will follow in Newton Burial Park at a later date.

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