Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

May 17, 2013

Pamela Emerson

The Journal Express

---- — Services for Pamela Emerson, age 53, were Wednesday, May 15, at the Celebrate Community Church in Knoxville. Interment followed at the Greenwood Cemetery. Family received friends Tuesday at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Melcher. Memorials may be made to the Marion County Humane Society or the Quality Home Care Professionals in Knoxville. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Pamela was born Aug. 23, 1959, in Iowa City, to Delmar and Patricia Hoch. She was raised in Knoxville and attended Knoxville High School. She was blessed with four children: Kimberly, Aubrey, John and Joel. Pamela had worked at Rollscreen, Mercy Medical Center, and EDS. In 2004 she was disabled in a motorcycle accident.

Pamela loved her dogs: BooBoo, Piggy, Elly, and Chloey. She was very caring, compassionate and loved to laugh. She had a great sense of humor and often did things that were goofy and off the wall. She enjoyed photography and took some amazing photos of wildlife and nature. She liked going for walks, gardening, loved all types of flowers, and loved to go shopping.

Pamela passed away May 10, 2013. Preceding her in death are her mother, Pat Bettis, grandmother, Vera Salsberry, stepsister, Chris Cooper, and brother-in-law, Bob Kaplan. Pamela is survived by her children: Kimberly Murphy, Aubrey (James) Vanwaardhuizen, John Followill, and Joel Followill; nine grandchildren; her father, Delmar (Gloria) Hoch; and siblings: Sherrie (Doug) Marshall, Brenda Kaplan, and Mary Jay Gould. Also surviving are many extended family and many friends.

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