54 year old Pamela Billings Farley of Nicholasville, Kentucky died Thursday, May 13th at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center following a brief illness.
Farley graduated from Berea College with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in 1977. She went on to earn her Master's degree in Nursing and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. Pam has been on the faculty in the Department of Nursing at Berea College for 27 years. She has served as the Susan V. Clayton Professor of Nursing, Chairperson of the Department of Nursing for the past 14 years. Pam has presented at numerous regional and national nursing conferences as well as attended international nursing conferences as far away as China and Great Britain. Pam served as past president of the Kentucky Association of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Programs Council (KABHDNP); appointed representative to the Kentucky Nursing Educational Mobility Task Force; appointed member to the Kentucky Board of Nursing, Education Committee; and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in state custody. Pam was a member of the American Nurses Association, Kentucky Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing and International Society of Psychiatric Nursing.
In addition to her husband of 33 years, Terry Farley, she is survived by her sisters Diane Haley and Lisa Peterson of Smithville. Nieces, Chandra Adcock and Gina Arnold; nephew, Ross Peterson; great nieces, Kealah Curtis and Shara Adcock; great nephews, Clark Adcock, Bryson Arnold and Samuel Arnold; and a great great nephew, Gauge Pack; all of Smithville. Farley is also survived by aunts, Hilda Billings of Sparta, Helen Faul of Michigan and Robbie Young of Smithville. An uncle, Barney Rickman of Smyrna, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ruth Billings.
A local memorial service is planned, but details will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Department of Nursing, Berea College, CPO 2190 Berea, Kentucky 40403 in Pam's name.