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Pamela Venezio

Aug 12th, 1954 - Jun 28th, 2023

 A private remembrance service will be held at a later date.


      Pamela Rhea Venezio, age 68, of Flora, and formerly of Iuka, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at the home of her goddaughter.

      She was born August 12, 1954, in Salem, the daughter of Marvin Charles and Lillian Dolores (Beasley) Meador.  She was united in marriage to Paul A. Venezio on March 27, 1994, in Montrose, Colorado and together they have shared 29 wedding anniversaries.

      Pamela was a graduate of Salem Community High School and Centralia School of Cosmetology.  She enjoyed ceramics, stained glass, painting murals, and home decorating, design, and event planning.  Pamela loved to travel and often said, “We’re not lost, we’re on an adventure.” She was most proud of her book series “Ripley’s Travels.”  Special acknowledgement to Wyatt Stanford and Craig Sanders for audio and illustrations.

      She is survived by her husband: Paul Venezio of Flora; children: Tory (Lorie) Neilson of Garnett, Kansas, Todd (Amber) Neilson of Troy, and Travis (Samantha) Neilson of Laveen, Arizona; 4 grandchildren: Trenton Neilson of Troy, Logan Neilson of Troy, Kenleigh Neilson of Laveen, Arizona, and Kelton Neilson of Laveen, Arizona; a great-grandchild: Nikki Burkdoll; siblings: Kenneth (Roseanne) Clark of Neosho, Missouri, William Clark of Salem, Wyatt (Lisa) Stanford of Iuka, and Marvin (Connie) Meador of Salem; stepfather: Delmer Stanford of Iuka; and an aunt: Betty Evans of Centralia.

      She was preceded in death by her father: Marvin Charles Meador and mother: Lillian Dolores Stanford.

      A private remembrance service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Cancer Crusaders, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Rick and Bev bousman

June 30th

Please accept our condolences to all of the family on Pam’s passing. Rick and Beverly Bousman Daytona beach Florida

Lela M Vallow

June 30th

My condolences to the family. Sometimes our loved ones leave us far soon but always remember GOD has a plan for all of us.

Patricia Timm

June 30th

Sending sympathy and hugs for all of you!

Sheila Beach

July 1st

This is quite a shock. It has been a couple months since I spoke with Pam. I became friends with her when we went through cosmology school together. We had the chance to see each other again here in Colorado about 2 years ago. Will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time

Annette Shaffer

July 1st

Tory & family's I am so sorry about the passing of your mom , I know she handed to leave but her suffering is done & she is in a much better place



Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Sara McGee
Mark &Karen Jones
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Devra and Jeff Kinnett
Robert and Maxine Stanford
Shaffer Family
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