Pamela Jean Gillard, 71, Melvern: Jan. 26, 1950 – Jan. 2, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Pamela Jean Gillard, 71, Melvern: Jan. 26, 1950 – Jan. 2, 2022

MELVERN, Kan. – Pamela Jean Gillard, 71, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at Countryside Health Center, Topeka, Kan. She was born Jan. 26, 1950, in Emporia, Kan., the daughter of Orville and Lois (Kramer) Arb.

Pam grew up in Melvern, Kan., and had lived for a time in Overbrook, Kan., but lived most of her life in the Melvern community.

Pam graduated from Melvern High School in 1969. She was a homemaker, and had worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and in the Osage County Clerk’s Office at the Osage County Courthouse. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar, Kan.

Pam was currently married to Clark Gillard.

Pam was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Lois; and a brother, Jerry Arb.

Pam is survived by her three daughters from her marriage to Craig Gillard, Susan (Brian) Lacey, Overbrook, Paula (Joe) Anderson, Lyndon, Kan., and Michelle Gillard, Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Tom Arb and Steve Arb, both of Melvern; five grandchildren, Emma, Ella, Cassidy, Braeden and Makayla; and step-grandson Hunter.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar. The family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall. Inurnment will be in the Melvern Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at

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