Established in 1875
Pamela Elizabeth Adams, “Pooh” passed away at 3:23 a.m. on August 4, 2019 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Pooh was born in Urbana on February 24, 1957 to Virginia K. Philbeck, she preceded her in death. Pooh spent thirty –five years with the love of her life, Joanne Murry, Joanne passed away on May 24, 2011.
She is survived by her children; Joey Cooley of Mahomet, John Cooley of Homer, Jeanne Cooley of Urbana, Christopher Thomas (Kathy) of Clinton, TN, Amanda Thomas of Tolono, Teresa Miller (Will) of Livingston, TX and Lafonda Moreland of Westville.
Her brother Robert Patterson, twenty-five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren also survive her.
Pooh attended Urbana schools and earned her Associate Degree from Parkland College.
She did what she loved, breeding and raising all animals.
Pooh was a strong woman, a fighter and a safe haven to so many. Words could never express how much Pooh loved her grandson Michael Cooley, her great granddaughter Sophie and her animals; Tibby, Mitsu, Boomer, Romeo and we must not forget her beloved New Orleans Saints.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pooh’s family to help with final expenses.