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Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Pamela Lynn Studyvin was born to Charles “Chuck” Coleman and Gertrude (Sanders) Coleman on October 9, 1952, in Thayer, Missouri, and departed this world on Monday, May 29, 2023, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 70. 

Pam loved working in sales and had a passion for interior design and for getting to know people. Her favorite job was being a mom, and she loved to update anyone who would listen about what her girls were doing. She loved to laugh and was happiest when she was spending time with friends and family, at home, or traveling. Outside of family, she loved books, art, music, decorating for every holiday, and all things that make life beautiful. She kept up with friends from all stages of life and took a deep interest in others. She will be fondly remembered for the love and life that she shared. 

She is survived by her children, Rebekah Studyvin of Kansas City, Missouri, and Sarah Studyvin of Huntsville, Alabama, and her former husband, Kenneth Studyvin of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

She is also survived by her sister, Oretha Cobb, brother-in-law, Ron Cobb, nephews John Cobb and Sam Cobb, 10 great nieces and nephews, 2 great-great nephews, many cousins, and many friends and neighbors who were like family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, John “Bubba” Coleman. 

A celebration of life service will be held on June 17, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri, with Sam Cobb officiating. 

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Burial will be in Thayer Cemetery of Thayer, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri. 

Pam was so thankful for the medical care she received and was always in awe of younger people affected by cancer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Handbell Choir of the First United Methodist Church, 503 W. Main Street, West Plains, MO, 65775.


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  1. Donna Langston Milstead
    June 1, 2023 @ 2:58 pm

    I deeply morn Pam’s passing but I’m glad that she is no longer suffering. To all of her family, may your own faith in God sustain you, bring you comfort today and courage for tomorrow. My love to all, Donna

    “Like a song that remains in the heart when the music is playing no more,
    Like a fragrance that stays in the air where a flower has blossomed before,
    Like a star that continues to glow long after the breaking of dawn,
    The ones we have loved remain with us still, and the beautiful memories go on.”
    . . . . unknown

  2. Terry Range
    June 3, 2023 @ 5:33 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  3. Donna Newberry
    June 5, 2023 @ 11:13 am

    Retha and family
    Sorry for loss of your loved one
    Noble and Donna

  4. Phyllis Miller
    June 7, 2023 @ 1:08 pm

    Oretha, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister Pam. I was never aquainted with her but I know she was well loved by your family. May our loving Lord fill your heart with peace.

  5. linson
    June 12, 2023 @ 3:55 pm

    prayers for u and your family

  6. Jerry Roberts
    June 14, 2023 @ 2:45 pm

    Pam was always smiling and joking with a good story to tell. We will miss her. We are sorry for the family’s loss. I know she suffered a great deal but always maintained her zest for visiting and laughing. God bless her and her family.

  7. Dawn Johnson
    June 15, 2023 @ 1:32 pm

    Rebekah, Sarah,Retha and Ronnie,
    My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother, sister and my friend, Pam.
    Pam was one of my best friends in the 27 years I spent in West Plains, memories, of our times together are cherished.
    Thank You Pamgelica (Rugrats) for Medicinal Chocolate recipes and all of the hours we spent “running the world our way.” I miss you ?

  8. Amber Redburn
    June 16, 2023 @ 4:24 pm

    Retha, Ron, John/Juliet, and Sam & Families,

    My Deepest Sympathy to all of you on the passing of Retha’s sister, Pam. I am keeping all of you in my daily prayers and thoughts. May God bless all of you. In Christian Love,
    Amber Redburn

    June 16, 2023 @ 8:28 pm

    Retha and family, Rebecca and Sarah, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister and mother. She was a very sweet lady. May God give you comfort, strength and encouragement at this difficult time.

  10. Mark Johnson
    June 17, 2023 @ 4:32 pm

    Deep condolences to Pam’s family in this time of loss. She was a friend to us for several years. Billy Joel wrote “Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes. .” But perhaps until we meet again is more appropriate. May Pam rest in peace with the angels in the timeless afterlife , with blessings.