Pamala A. Cordell
Pamala A Cordell, passed away Monday, February 15th. After battling pneumonia and suffering years with diabetes, she is finally at peace. Pam lived, worked, and retied in Panama City, Florida for the last several decades before being displaced by hurricane Michael. She relocated to Kansas City to live with her son and while her house was being rebuilt.
She was born January 15, 1943 in Ardmore, Oklahoma and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she attended Tulsa University to get her degree in Nursing. At Tulsa University, she met and married George Tomek, Jr. which produced two sons Mike and Brian. They later divorced and she married David Cordell, the love of her life until his death in 2009.
Pam enjoyed her nursing career, reading, growing vegetables and cooking. She had a love for animals and thrift store finds. She loved living in Florida and hated the Kansas City winters. Her dream was to move back to her home in Panama City once the construction had completed.
Pam was proceeded in death by her parents, E. T. Brown, Wynema (Allgood) Brown, her brother, Everett Brown, her husband, David Cordell, and her son, G. Michael Tomek.
She is survived by her son Brian (Sherri) Tomek Kansas City, Missouri, daughter-in-law Irma McCane Kansas City, Kansas, and grandsons Zachary (Allison) Tomek, Edmond, Oklahoma and Chris (Morgan) Tomek, Independence, Missouri and several great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Kansas City, MO and Panama City, FL for later this year. For those interested, please email Betomek@live.com for further information on dates scheduled.
Published in Panama City News Herald from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2021.