May 2, 1952 – August 7, 2016 Pamela Willis Dinsmore, of Bradenton FL, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was the beloved wife of Don Dinsmore for 27 years, cherished mother of Staff Sergeant Donald Dinsmore II (Honolulu, HI), and Jeffrey Willis (Lakeland FL). Daughter of Gladys Hall and Edgar Willis, Sr. (both deceased), Pamela was born in Mt Carmel, IL. She is survived by sisters Kay Jones, Rita Askren, Joyce Lunn, Diana Stewart, Bonnie Stoltenkamp, and brother, Ed Willis, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister Sedera "Tuffy" Schilling. Pamela and her family moved to Lakeland, Florida in 1965, where she earned her degree as an Appliance Technician and then worked for Sears. After moving to Bradenton, she met and married her husband Don. For the last 10 years, Pamela worked as a Photo Technician for Wal-Mart, receiving many Certificates of Recognition and Employee-of-the Month Awards. She enjoyed music, dancing, fishing, the beach, photography, and spending time with life-long friends and family. Her heart and love were bigger than life along with her beautiful smile, personality, and passionate caring for other people. She will remain in our hearts forever. A "Celebration of Life" will be held on Saturday, September 3rd for family and friends from 10 am to 12 noon at The American Legion Post 24, 2000 75th St W, Bradenton, FL 34209.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Aug. 28, 2016