Pamela Kay Klepac, 69, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully and happy Monday, March 18, 2024, at the Benedictine-Community Health Care Center, in St. Joseph, surrounded by her loving daughter, son, grandson and husband. She was born Nov. 11, 1954, in Maysville, Missouri. She married the love of her life, Wenzel Klepac, on Aug. 28, 1971, in Post, Texas, and he survives of the home.

She worked at Wyatt’s Cafeteria as a waitress. She served drinks with her sweet smile and made delicious pies with her aunt Peggy. She also worked at Texas Instruments, in Lubbock, Texas, and as an in-home care giver in St. Joseph. She enjoyed word puzzle books, coloring, shopping, Bingo, and spending time in the yard, and listening to Windy play music. She also enjoyed going out to eat mexican food with her husband. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Pamela was preceded in death by her parents, mother Leona Lam and stepfather, Bill Lam, father, Oliver Thornton and step- mother, Mabel; brother, Russell D. (Julia) Thornton; sister, Susan Elizabeth Thornton.

Survivors include husband, Wenzel Vanceslav Klepac, of the home; daughter, Christine “Sweet baby girl” Klepac, Joseph “Sweet Joe Joe” Klepac both, of St. Joseph; her one and only sweet dear grandson who loved to play the trumpet for his grandmother, Jayden Jerome Ingram; brothers, Curtis (Judy) Thornton, Gower, Missouri, Stephen B. (Lisa) Thornton, Benton, Arkansas,; brother-in-law, Edmond (Virginia) Klepac, San Angelo, Texas; brothers-in-law, Sylvester “Shorty” (Helen) Klepac, San Antonio, Texas; sisters-in-law, Berniece Klepac and Elizabeth “Liz” Klepac, both of New Braunfels, Texas; as well as several, nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 10 a.m. at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Fr. Jonathan Davis Celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2024, at the Rupp Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the NO 6 Cemetery Frazier, Missouri.

Memorials are requested to the St. Patrick’s Bell Tower renovation fund.

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