Pamela Suzann Cannon, age 61 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Evelyn’s House in Creve Coeur, Mo.
Pam was born March 1, 1957 in Jefferson City, Mo. a daughter of Herbert and Janice (Green) Bernskoetter.
A resident of Jefferson City the majority of her life, Pam was a 1975 graduate of Helias High School. She attended the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo. and Columbia College in Jefferson City, Mo.
In 1978, Pam married Gary White in Jefferson City, Mo. and to this marriage her daughter, Nikki, was born. She later was married in Jefferson City, Mo. to Terry Cannon, who preceded her in death on January 26, 2011.
Pam was employed in various positions with the State of Missouri for almost 30 years. She began her professional career working as a legal secretary with the Attorney General’s Office and then worked as an administrative secretary with the Division of Family Services and later the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System. Pam moved to Fenton, Mo. for nine years while she enjoyed working with the Division of Drug and Alcohol Abuse under the Department of Mental Health. She moved back to Jefferson City to be closer to family and retired from the State of Missouri in 2008 while she was working as a legislative assistant in the House of Representatives for State Representative Jim Whorton.
She was a member of the Catholic faith and attended services at several of the local parishes in Jefferson City, Mo.
Pam was an avid sports fan, especially cheering for her daughter when she played sports in high school and rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals. She treasured playing rummy, going to the movies with friends, completing puzzles, playing bingo at annual area church picnics and never missed a show of “Wheel of Fortune”. In her younger years, she loved bowling and softball. Pam will be remembered for her generous spirit and always being there for her family; whether it was playing dolls with her granddaughter or attending any activities to support them. She cherished holidays with them and always went above and beyond to make them special.
Survivors include: one daughter, Nikki Warren (fiancé Stan Long) of Jefferson City, Mo.; one granddaughter, Aubree Warren; one sister, Julie Mealy (husband David) of New Bloomfield, Mo.; a nephew, Aaron Mealy; a niece, Bethany Mealy; a good friend and aunt, Karen Poetker (husband Jim) of Jefferson City, Mo.; her beloved cat, Lilly; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Terry Cannon.
Visitation will be at St. Martins Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2019.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2019 at St. Martins Catholic Church with the Reverend Mark A. Porterfield officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.