Pamela Jean Arms

Apr 5th, 1945 - Mar 26th, 2021


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Mon, Mar. 29th, 2021 5:00 PM ~ 7:00 PM


First United Methodist Church

Tue, Mar. 30th, 2021 12:00 PM


Private Interment at Egyptian Memorial Gardens

Pamela Jean Arms

Marion- Pamela Jean Arms, age 75, of Marion, passed away at 4:50pm on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Herrin Hospital.

Pamela was born in West Frankfort on April 5, 1945, the daughter of William Howard and Geraldine (Hartley) Rogers. She married Wendel Arms in West Frankfort on June 25, 1966. Together, they have shared fifty-four years of marriage. He survives in Marion.

Mrs. Arms was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church in Marion, serving as church organist and Sunday School youth leader. She had also served as a past president for the United Methodist Women’s Group.

Pamela served in different roles during her lifetime, including nurse, foster parent, and piano teacher. None more important than her most treasured roles of mother, grandmother and especially pastor’s wife, which she graciously filled for more than 20 years. Known to many as “Mother Hen”, she was a mother to many and friend to all. She will be dearly missed by all those that knew and loved her.

Survivors include her husband- Wendel Arms of Marion

Daughter- Joann K. Ferris Arms St Pierre of Marion

Son- Matt Arms and Jenna of Normal and her children Emma and Sarah

Daughter- Melissa Kristen Arms and husband Todd Eric Van Dyke of Eureka, MO

Grandchildren- Conor and Maya Van Dyke of Eureka, MO

Three Brothers- Larry and Barb Rogers of Bloomingdale

     William and Teresa Rogers of Pawnee

     John Rogers of Carbondale

Several Nieces and Nephews

Funeral services will be held at 12:00pm on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church in Marion. A time of visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Monday, March 29, 2021 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Family and friends may also visit an hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.  Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Marion or the St. Francis Animal Shelter in Murphysboro.

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11 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Victor Long

    From: Mount Vernon, Illinois

    Date: March 27, 2021

    Love and sympathy to Wendel and family!

  • Guest: Rodney and Cheryl Hanson

    From: Galesburg, Illinois

    Date: March 28, 2021

    Pam will always be remembered for the sparkle in her eyes and a smile that truly lit up a room. You knew you were her friend with the first introduction and she radiated a welcoming warmth that was authentic to the core. Heaven has another angel today. Our deepest sympathies to the family on your loss. Virtual hugs to all of you.

  • Guest: Robin Kiser

    From: St Louis, Missouri

    Date: March 28, 2021

    My prayers are with the family. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Pam. She was a loving person with a big heart. She will be missed.

  • Guest: Matt Heaton

    From: Normal , Illinois

    Date: March 29, 2021

    Pam was a Mom to many! She took all the lost souls in, I was one of them! She treated us as if we were her own, she mended us back and gave us hope through Jesus so that we could have the strength to get through the next hurdles in life! She truly is an Angel! She always has been, I Loved her and there is no way I can Thank her enough! God has his Angel back! I know I’ll see her again!

  • Guest: Kristen and Rick Dachroeden

    From: Saint Louis , Missouri

    Date: March 29, 2021

    Aunt Pam was such a kind and generous person. She lead by example. She taught me early on in life that you shouldn’t be judgmental of people who are different from you. She showed me that family isn’t just who was born into it, but also who you let into your heart. She was truly a beautiful person inside and out.

  • Guest: Beverly Smith

    From: , Illinois

    Date: March 29, 2021

    Precious lady. Though I only met her once her helping hands and sweet spirit touched me deeply. May God bless and comfort all who were close to her
    Beverly Smith
    Murfreesboro TN

  • Guest: Kay & Tom Ferris

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 29, 2021

    Pam Arms was always sharing a smile! She made everyone feel good! Pam will be missed!
    All our live!

  • Guest: Chi Trumbo

    From: Waynesville, Missouri

    Date: March 30, 2021

    My dear Aunt Pam had always encouraged me to pursue my music gift. She will definitely be missed. And forever loved.

  • Guest: Darlene Stuart

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 30, 2021

    I am so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. She was a wonderful neighbor. May God comfort Windell and family through this difficult time.

  • Guest: Jayme Sudekum

    From: Parrish, Florida

    Date: March 31, 2021

    My love to Matt, Missy, Joann, and Wendel. Aunt Pam was a very sweet and caring soul with an infectious laugh. Sending prayers to you all.

  • Guest: Beverly P Smith

    From: Murfreesboro , Tennessee

    Date: April 13, 2021

    I don’t know if it’s too late to do this but I have a fond memory of Pam who I met through here sister-in-law, Auna Waller.
    I had just had a serious emergency surgery and was home but hurting a lot.
    Pam, Auna and Wendell came over. While Wendell visited with my husband Hugh the ladies made walk back and forth over and over through the house. And when that painful ordeal was done Pam and Auna insisted I MYST have a shower when all I wanted to do was crawl in bed and sleep for days. They insisted I would feel better. And guess what? I did!!
    Pam was so patient and sweet to me who she hardly knew. I always wished I could have known her better. What a Godly woman she was. Thank you, Auna for sharing her. Fondly, Beverly Smith, Murfreesboro TN