Pamela Joyce Broderick-Rhoades, 71, passed away peacefully on Thursday April 1, 2021 at Illini Heritage Nursing Home in Champaign, IL. after a long battle with cancer.
Pam (known to her many friends as PJ) was born on Dec. 3, 1949, in Urbana, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude Broderick.
She was raised by Joseph and Pauline Broderick in Urbana, IL, where she lived a majority of her life. Pam always had a great love for animals, especially cats.
On June 21, 1997, she married the love of her life, George “Buzz” Rhoades, JR.in Reno, NV. They later held a wedding and reception with all their family and friends.
She graduated from Urbana High School in June of 1968. In 1980 she graduated from the UIUC Assistance Training Program. She worked for the University of Illinois as a secretary and transcriber from 1980 to 1993. She later worked for Publication Services Inc. until retiring in 2007.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings Sheila, Joseph, Dale, and daughter Harmony.
Pam is survived by her son Sean Broderick (Donna), stepson Sam Rhoades (Charlette), stepdaughter Rebecca Cervantes (Daniel), and nephew Doug Broderick (Tracie). Eight grandchildren, Ashley (Dave), Kierstin (Anthony), Joseph (Mackenzie), RJ (Teagan), RyLee, Dana, Christopher (Shy), and Dymond; and seven beautiful great-grandchildren. Her bonus daughters, Tricia Seib, Connie Fisher, and Sherri Riggs. Also, her cats, Midnight and Sierra.
There will be a visitation from 1 to 2 PM on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, with burial to follow at Eastlawn Cemetery, 802 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana.
Memorials may be made to the Champaign County Humane Society or ASPCA. Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com