After a brief illness, at the age of 61, Pamela Cannon Ellison died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. She was born Nov. 29, 1950 in Topeka, and was a loving daughter to her parents, Wayne and Jacqueline Brinkmeyer Cannon, who were born in Chanute. Pamela Sue Cannon Ellison grew up primarily in Bartlesville, Okla., and graduated from Miami Senior High School in Miami, Okla., in 1969. She received two Associate’s degrees from Northeastern Oklahoma Community College and provided a happy and comfortable home for her family while working for Livers Bronze Company in Independence, Mo.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer “Lee” Ellison; her sons Jesse Brian Sanders and Jason Wayne Sanders and wife, Angelica; her grandsons J. T. Salas and Jesse Rojelio Sanders; her sisters Sherry Ann Cannon Caves and Debra Jean Cannon; her nephews Kevin Wayne Caves and Jeffrey Morris Caves’ and her niece Josie Jacqueline Caves. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Jacqueline, and by her brother-in-law, Dick Hickey. Private interment will be at a later date.
Pam loved her family, her two cats, and her vegetable and flower garden. She was a lovely lady, a one-of-a-kind, a hardworking and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was a loving, selfless person, kind and generous in every way. She was patient, charitable, forgiving, good at adapting to difficult situations, had a wonderful sense of humor, and was very genuine. Pamela Ellison is irreplaceable and deeply loved.