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Aledo Times Record - Aledo, IL
  • OBIT- Pamela D. Gainey

  • Pamela D. Gainey, 55 of Orion died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at Unity Point Health Trinity, Rock Island.
    Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 3 at Orion United Methodist Church. Burial was at Western Township Cemetery. Pam asked for memorials to be given to her family for a fund to be established in her name.
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  • Pamela D. Gainey, 55 of Orion died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at Unity Point Health Trinity, Rock Island.
    Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 3 at Orion United Methodist Church. Burial was at Western Township Cemetery. Pam asked for memorials to be given to her family for a fund to be established in her name.
     
    Pamela was born April 12, 1958 in Galesburg, daughter of Melvin and Wanda Burns McCaw. She lived on the same farm in Aledo and received her education at the Aledo schools graduating in 1976. She was a cheerleader. She and her siblings were quite active in 4H Kimel Club being lead for 12 years by her father Melvin and she was named Miss Mercer County in 1974. They showed a lot of cattle at county fairs which was a family activity. Besides these activities she loved to boat and water ski. Winter sports were sledding and ice skating. The family attended church at Sunbeam Presbyterian. She later earned her associates degree from Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. 34 years ago Pam took a job with the Bituminous Insurance Company, their home office is in Rock Island, and she was employed by them right up to the end of her life.
     
    On May 15, 1993 she married Tyrone Gainey at the Orion United Methodist Church and the couple have two daughters, Morgan and Shonna. Pamela especially enjoyed attending the daughters sporting and cheerleading events. More than anything she loved "being mom" to her daughters.
     
    Survivors include her husband Ty, daughters Morgan and Shonna Gainey of Orion. Stepdaughters Trudy (Steve) Lacefield and children of Troy, and Tracy (Eric) Malinstead and children of Orion; mother, Wanda and her husband Fred VanFleet of Aledo, Roger McCaw and wife Sally and their children BJ and Michele, Aledo. Rick McCaw and wife Shelly and his children Matthew and Meagan, Aledo. Lori Kennedy and her husband Ed of Brookfield, Mo. and their children Sommer and Peter Hansen and children of California and Kelsey Kennedy. Aunts Evelyn and Dick Lemon and their families mostly Aledo area. Marge McCaw and her family, Aledo, Francis McCaw of Viola and her family, and many 1st and 2nd cousins.
    She is preceded in death by her father.
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