October 11, 2018
54 year old Pamela Sue McKeown of Dowelltown passed away Wednesday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She was a cook. The family has chosen direct cremation and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Arnold John McKeown, Sr. and parents, Donald Alvin and Mary Catherine Willett Stroh. Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Jean McKeown and partner, Josh Basinger; son, James Arnold John McKeown, Jr. and friend, Brandy Lynn Newby; beloved beagle, Molly; grandchildren, Hayley Skye McKeown, Gracelynn Elizabeth McKeown, Koen Dean Basinger, and Jaxon Douglas Mackey; brothers, Bob and Deb Richardson of Dubuque, Iowa, Joe and Becky Robinson of Dubuque, Iowa, Greg and Vanessa Stroh of Rochelle, Illinois, Brian and Betty Stroh of Las Animas, Colorado; sisters, Tina and Gary Tigges of Durango, Iowa, Kim and Steve McKinzie of Springfield, and Lisa Weinburg and Richard Thormann of Epworth, Iowa. Also surviving are Sarah Elizabeth Ross and Robert Davidson, who were like a daughter and son to Pam. Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.