Schmitz Funeral Home obituary – Pamela June Taylor, 70, Fort Madison

Pamela June Taylor, of Fort Madison, Iowa, passed away at 1:55 a.m., Thursday March 21, 2019 at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Iowa.

She was born on February 7, 1949 in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Harold “Shorty” and Wanda (Ramsey) Herdrich.

She is survived by her two sons: Robby (Darryl Hanneken) Herdrich and Scott (Rick)Taylor; her life partner: Jim Henson; four brothers: Harold “Tony” (Lana) Herdrich, James (Dee) Herdrich, David (Kris) Herdrich, Todd (Nicole) Herdrich; four sisters: Linda (Larry) Bolanos, Carol Herdrich, Monica (Dale) Stecker, Cindy (Bobby) Howard; many favorite nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tabitha Lynn Taylor; her parents, Harold “Shorty” and Wanda Herdrich; one sister, Debbie Marsh.
Pamela attended Central Lee High School in Donnellson, Iowa.
She worked as a press welder for Gleasons, was a homemaker and a devoted mother. She also served as a past Madame President of the Eagles Club. She loved playing Bingo, John Wayne, Elvis and her bird, Polly. Pamela also enjoyed fishing with Jim and camping and traveling with her sister, Carol.

Her body has been entrusted to Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson, Iowa for cremation.

A Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date.

A Memorial has been established in her memory.

Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences to the family may be made at

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