Kind, hardworking, and caring were just a few ways to describe Pamela Loe. She had been a loving wife of 49 years, a wonderful sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Anyone who got to know Pam was blessed to have her as part of their life.
With the United States being involved in the Korean War, 1951's technology was advancing as the U.S. designed the Breeder Reactor which converted Uranium to Plutonium and the first commercial computer, UNIVAC, is put into use at the U.S. Census Bureau. In entertainment, movies "The Day the Earth Stood Still", Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" appear in theaters along with the tv series, "I Love Lucy" premiered on CBS. Dennis the Menace comic strip appears in newspapers across the U.S. for the first time and the phrase, Rock N Roll is coined by Cleveland Disc Jockey Alan Freed. The year also marked the births of Phil Collins, Sting and on January 11, Pamela McClure was born at the Lucky Hospital in Wolf Lake, Indiana.
The first-born child of Edward Frank and Patsy Marie (Gray) McClure, Pam was raised with her siblings, Bruce and Linda on Shriner Lake; north of Columbia City. As a child she loved being on the lake and swimming with friends. While attending Columbia City Joint High School, she was involved with he Gold Teens and graduated with the Class of 1969.
Following high school, Pam started her work career with Weatherhead in Columbia City and would go on to retire from Dana in 1999 after 30 years. During her work career she met Steven J. Loe and the two would be married on August 29, 1970 at Columbia City First Church of God. After spending two years being retired, Pam went to work at the Columbia City YMCA in 2001 but due to her health, she retired again in 2016.
She enjoyed traveling with Steve in their car, going to car shows together, camping, trips to Niagara Falls, Gatlinburg, Las Vegas and even made a trip traveling throughout Canada. She found relaxation tending to her flower gardens and liked to decorate. She quilted many blankets over the years for her family and making blankets for her grandchildren.
Unfortunately, Pam's time with Steve on Earth was cut short when he passed away on February 2, 2019. After battling with ovarian cancer over the years, Pam Loe, 68, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:55 p.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was survived by her daughters, Brandie Kreps, of Fort Wayne, Cara (Aaron) Likens, of Wolcottville; grandchildren, Dakota Kreps, Jaegar (Kristina) Kreps, Vincent Likens and Hazel Likens; great-grandchildren, Chance and Paisley and expecting twin great-grandchildren; sister, Linda (Art Miller) Coulter, of Columbia City; and brother, Bruce (Brenda) McClure, of Milford. She also was preceded in death by her parents.
A gathering of family and friends will be 2-6 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in Pam's memory toward her final expenses, ICO DeMoney-Grimes. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send her family condolences online.
There are no words to describe the loss we feel today. Pam was One in a Million and the Dearest Friend ever. Her Love for all of us will live on in her Memories forever.
May God give you strength in this time of grief and fond memories of
Pamela Sue McClure Loe, CCHS Alumni Class of 1969.
The Alumni of CCHS extends sincere condolences, thoughts and
prayers to "Pam's" family.
Brandi and Cara,
Pam and I went to school together
She was always such a joy
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time
Brandi , Cara, We are so sorry for the loss of your mom and your dad. We had fun living next to them years ago. Marty and Cindy Rossiter
My heart aches for all of you. Always a kind person and always a smile! Pam and I reconnected again when she started working at the Whitley County Family YMCA! She loved her family so much! God bless Pam’s soul, thinking and praying for you all!
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
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