HENNEPIN — Pamela A. VanKerrebroeck-Mayhew, 56, of Hennepin, formerly of Kewanee, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Pamela was born Sept. 11, 1957, in Kewanee, the daughter of Vernon and Esther (Minnaert) VanKerrebroeck. She was a 1975 graduate of Annawan High School. She was united in marriage to Thomas J. Mayhew on Jan. 13, 2001, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Pamela was the manager at the former Guzzardo's in Kewanee and then as a floor representative at Good's Furniture Store in Kewanee for several years. She was also a former member of the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce.
She loved spending time with her entire family. Pam was a lover of sports; she particularly enjoyed cheering for the Fighting Illini and the Chicago Bears. She especially loved to vacation and travel with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Tom; her mother, Esther VanKerrebroeck of Sheffield, two daughters, Erika (John) Bochnak of Lockport and Autumn (Douglas) Fahnestock of Sheffield; four grandchildren, MacKenna, Jackson, Brycen and Drake; four sisters, Sharon (Larry) Priest of Hennepin, Shirley (Jim) Crosby of Geneseo, Sandy (John) Crosby of Annawan and Patti (Todd) Richoux of New Orleans, La.; and one brother, Steve (Coleen) VanKerrebroeck of Mineral.
She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Vankerrebroeck.
A funeral Mass celebrating her life will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Hennepin. Father Pat DeMeulemeester will celebrate. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Sheffield.
A visitation for Pamela will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Hennepin.
Memorials may be made to the Pamela VanKerrebroeck-Mayhew Memorial Fund.
The Vandemore Funeral Homes, Atkinson, is assisting the family with arrangements. Share a message of sympathy with Pamela's family at www.vandemorefuneralhome.com.