Pamela Elizabeth Loy, 72, recent resident of Lucas, Kansas and former resident of Lacon, Illinois, died on Monday, January 18, 2016, at her daughter's home in Lucas, Kansas, with her two daughters Joan and Janette by her side.
Pamela was born on November 29, 1943, in Centralia, Illinois, the daughter of Daniel and Charlotte E. (Hull) Nye. She grew up in Casper, Wyoming and graduated from Natrona County High School in the class of 1964. She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Fred B. Ryan on March 11, 1961 in Casper, Wyoming. From this union they were blessed with 3 children Janette, James, and Joan. Fred preceded her in death on November 04, 1999. Pamela was fortunate to find love a second time and was united in marriage to Robert V. "Bob" Loy on July 30, 1983 in Lacon, Illinois. He preceded her in death on January 11, 2016. She worked as a Certified Public Account and was the owner and operator of the "Dime Store" and eventually established the Antique Store. She and Bob loved traveling and shopping for antiques and loved playing bridge with friends. One of their favorite past times was to take short road trips to put a $20.00 bill in the "Gold Fish" slot machine. She was a member of the Church of Christ and volunteered for many of the church activities. She also enjoyed collecting dolls and loved spending time quilting and researching family genealogy. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her husband and family, and she especially loved spending time with her many grandchildren and extended grandchildren.
Surviving family include her two daughters Janette Mitchell and Husband Jeff of San Antonio Texas, and Joan Pool and husband Frank of Lucas, Kansas; sisters Patricia Stewart and husband Rick of San Antonio, Texas and Nancy Mason and husband Jerry of Casper, Wyoming; grandchildren Lacey (David) Soukup, Wendi Pool, Brandon Pool, Tracy, Kelcy, Morgan, Teagan, Max, Wes, Carl, Elizabeth, Chad and Rebecca Loy.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob V. Loy and first husband Fred B. Ryan; son James "Jim" Ryan; grandson James M. Ryan and stepmother Evelyn (McCoskrie) Loy.
A private family gathering to honor Pamela's life will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Solomon Valley Hospice in Beloit KS and sent in care of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary * 610 N. Maple * Russell, Kansas 67665. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.