Pamela R. Hanes
Pamela Ray (Bowers) Hanes was born Jan. 11, 1949, at Brush, Colorado to Raymond B. and Patricia J. (Hunt) Bowers. As a young lady, Pam, as she was known, grew up and attended school in Benkelman, graduating from Benkelman High School in 1967.
Pam married James H. Hanes on June 10, 1967, and to this union four children were born: Kristen, Julie, Jamie and Lyndsay. The couple first settled in Lincoln, Nebraska, while Jim received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. Pam and Jim then moved to Crisfield, Maryland in 1971, where Jim began his career as a pharmacist. In 1974 they made Imperial their home and later became owners of Adams Drug Store.
Pam was employed at many different locales including unit clerk at Lincoln General Hospital in the early years. She earned her CNA and worked at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home for several years before becoming a member of the Frenchman Valley Practice, where she was involved in medical records. Pam then became co-owner of Adams Drug Store of Imperial, in charge of retail sales.
Pam was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Imperial. She enjoyed pottery, cooking, decorating, shopping and music. Pam especially loved raising and caring for her flower garden. She was so very caring, loving and selfless. Pam was always opening her door and heart to anyone in need. She truly had a heart of gold.
Pam passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 15, 2018, at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. She was 69 years of age.
Survivors include husband Jim of Imperial; daughter Kristen (Mark) Cox of Rising City, daughter Julie Hanes and fiancé Blaine Peterson of Papillion, son Jamie (Brandy) Hanes of Imperial and daughter Lyndsay (Jonas) Randall of Lincoln; nine grandchildren: Vanseea Cox, Lucas Cox, Camille Cox, Madelynn Hanes, Miles Hanes, Malcolm Hanes, Jaden Randall, Marley Randall and Emily Randall; sister Donna (Dave) Dennis of California.
Pam was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Patricia; step-mother Martha Bowers and sister Sharon Lowe.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Friday, Sept. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Imperial with Fr. Lothar Gilde officiating. Inurnment will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Benkelman Cemetery, Benkelman.
A rosary will be recited Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Imperial.
No visitation, Pamela chose cremation.
A memorial has been suggested to the McCook Humane Society, P.O. Box 13, McCook, NE 69001
Liewer Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements