Pamela Marie Petery, age 61, of Ithaca, MI, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at MyMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot, Alma.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, March 28, 2022, from 2-6 P.M. at Emerson Township Hall, 2976 North Baldwin Road, Ithaca, Michigan 48847.
Pamela was born in Alma, Michigan on October 31, 1960, the daughter of Jerry and Joann (Pittman) Myers. She graduated from Ithaca High School with the class of 1978 where she held the shot put record for many years. Pamela proudly served her country in the U.S. Air Force.
After her time in the service, Pamela moved to Florida where she lived and raised her family. In 2010, she moved back to Michigan where she was a cook at Petticoat Junction for the last 10 years.
Pamela had a big heart and was always willing to help others. Even in death, she helped others by requesting to be an organ donor. She was quick to volunteer her skills in friends' projects. She loved her family and spent as much time as possible with her grandchildren.
Pamela is survived by her mother Joann Cornwell; son Chris (Nikki) Petery of Mt. Pleasant, MI; daughter Heather Petery of Frostproof, FL; and 6 grandchildren: Hunter, Skyler, Dalton, Sydney, Shawn, and Jeremiah. She is also survived by one sister Debbie (Riley) Putnam; one brother Douglas (Caryn) Myers; three nieces: Amanda (Marc) Pitcher, Jennifer (Devon) Buck, and Brittany (Josh) Howe; one nephew Kevin Myers; and many other family and friends. Pamela was preceded in death by her father, and step-father Jack Cornwell.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, Michigan.