Pamela Sue VonAhrens,60, of Holland, peacefully departed this life on January 4,2020. The middle daughter of Donald C. Reed and Janet Withers (Guest), Pamela was born on June 15, 1959 in Toledo, and was a lifelong resident of Ohio.
A 1977 graduate of Springfield High School, Pam married her high school sweetheart, Jerry VonAhrens, and gave birth to the first of 2 children, son Randy, that same year. Daughter Michelle was born in 1980. Her children were her world and she was extremely close with them throughout her entire life.
Pam also had a lifelong love of animals, especially cats. She was always known to take in strays and try to help any animal in need. It was just 1 example of her incredibly huge heart. She was also very friendly and outgoing, often talking to complete strangers from all walks of life. She would befriend anyone.
Over the years she demonstrated her strong work ethic while employed at Red Roof Inn, Furniture Craft, Alternative Services and Fox Chase Apartments. She formed close friendships with her co workers that she maintained and cherished throughout her life.
Surviving are her father Donald Reed, mother Janet Withers, sister Dawn Shirey, brother Thomas (Sandy) Withers, son Randy VonAhrens & his fiancee Amy Thornton(Amy's daughter Anna Thornton & grandson Bentley); daughter Michelle Carrieri, grandchildren Emerson and Arabella VonAhrens as well as many nieces,nephews, cousins and extended family. She was preceded in death by her sister Theresa Nelson.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Feb 1. In lieu of flowers the family request that a donation to an animal shelter be considered. Online condolences to reebfuneralhome.com
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