Pamela A. Turner, 62, of Kansas City, MO died in her sleep Saturday, September 22, 2018.  She was born June 3, 1956 in Stillwater, OK.

Pam graduated from Kickapoo High School in Springfield, MO in 1974.  She received her RN degree from Westark Community College in 1979 and her BSN from UMKC in 2011.

Pam began her career at Menorah Medical Center and continued with Eye Consultants Inc. and Truman Medical Center where she also served on numerous committees. Pam was a member of several nursing associations.

Pam’s passion was volunteering and giving of herself.  She volunteered with Special Olympics receiving volunteer of the year for the state of Missouri.  She volunteered for Medical Missions in Romania, which led her to the Children’s House where she met many Romanian children whom she loved with all her heart.  Two of those children, Cosmin and Costica lived with Pam enabling them to attend high school here. They were the loves of her life.  Pam had a huge circle of friends whom she considered family.

She was preceded in death by parents. Pam is survived by her sister, Tracey Gage (John), Missoula, MT; brother Scott Turner, Springfield, MO; sister, Margy Smith (Bill); nieces, Emily Hedrick (Jay) and Kiley Gage, great nephew, Jack, great nieces, Caroline and Elsie Hedrick all of Helena, MT; nephew, Blake and niece, Maddy Smith of Chatham, IL.

Memorial service will be held on Thur Sept 27 at 4pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 6401 Wornall Terr. Kansas City, MO 64113.  A reception will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to United Aid Foundation-Romanian Children Education Fund c/o Elizabeth Alex, 1420 W. 73rd, Kansas City, MO 64114   or     Special Olympics of Missouri, 9001 W. 67thSt., Merriam, KS 66202.  Arr: Signature Funerals, 816-214-5174.

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