Pamela Sue Wittman Beery passed peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of December 20th, 2023. She was born in Queens, NY on September 16, 1944 but grew up in Independence, MO. She attended East High School and then went on to and graduated from the University of Missouri. She then earned her Master’s Degree also in elementary education.
She taught in several school districts, the longest being in the Independence School District. She taught at Bryant and Columbian, but the longest stretch was at Santa Fe Trail Elementary School where she taught third grade. Pam was a gifted teacher and well-loved by her students and faculty. She won the Crystal Apple for Excellence Award through TV Channel 4.
She retired from teaching in 1999 and a year later moved to the Lake of the Ozarks. Pam and Charlie loved the lake life but after their house burned down in 2010, they moved back up to OPKS.
Pam was a one-of-kind. She was creative, smart, and talented. She was kind, sweet, and beautiful inside and out. She will be missed more than words can express. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, stepmother, and of course grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents Clem and Rosemary Wittman. Both of whom are missed every day.
Pam is survived by her husband, Charlie; her two sons Matthew Allen of Jacksonville, Fl and Nathan Allen of Hood River, OR. She’s survived by her sister, Joyce McKenzie (Joe) Lenexa, KS and brothers Kyle Wittman of Leawood and Bruce Wittman (Kathy) of Lee’s Summit. She’s survived by Charlie’s children Kim Nixon (Tom) of KCMO, Kristy Ahrendt (Mike) of Parkville, James Beery (Dana) of Lee’s Summit, and Dee Paarman of Roeland Park. She also leaves behind her grandchildren: Blake Allen, Hunter Allen, Samantha Ahrendt, Abby Ahrendt, Finley Allen, Natalie Allen, Shawn Nixon, Eric Nixon, Marcus Beery, Josh Beery, Jessica Beery and many great-grandchildren. She’ll be missed by all of her cousins, especially Yvonne and all of her many friends.
The family would like to express their gratitude to all the people at Stratford Commons.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Alzheimers Association.