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Pamela Ann Metcalf, 57, of Kirkland, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 in her home. She was born to Douglas Franklin and Margaret Ann (Gore) Best on July 10, 1959 in Denver, CO. On October 25, 1980, she married Howard Metcalf in Wheaton, IL.
She is survived by her husband, Howard; children, Alexandra (Nate) Guzman of IL and South Korea, Benjamin Metcalf of Stillman Valley, IL, and Howard Clayton "Clay" Metcalf of Kirkland, IL; grandchildren, Madalyn and Brooklyn Guzman; step-grandson, Ryli Guzman; parents, Doug and Margaret Best of Conover, WI; siblings, Douglas (Maureen) Best, Jr. of MA and Chris (Al) LaRose of Naperville, IL; several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her brother, Paul Allen Best, in 1985 and her grandparents.
There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM on Monday, March 20, 2017, with a short service at 7:00pm, to be held at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Kirkland Chapel, 309 South Fifth St., Kirkland, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to KishHealth System Hospice, 2727 Sycamore Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115 or The KishHealth System Cancer Center, 10 Health Services Dr, DeKalb, IL 60115.

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  2. Kathy Wheeland (Miessler)

    My deepest condolences on the passing of Pam. We grew up in Winfield together, and I also was friends with a Paul. I am sending my thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

  3. Lori Mittman

    I am so sorry to hear this. Pam was a terrific person. All my love & prayers to Howard & the family.

  4. Kim (Quirin) Anderson

    I attended Elementary school with Pam, as well as high school. She reminded me not too long ago that our grandfathers played golf together years ago. I was so sad to hear she passed. Condolences to her family.

  5. Catherine Armbrust Rajcan

    My sincere sympathies on the loss of a kind woman and original Winfieldite. May she rest in peace.

  6. Marilyn Tate

    I was so sad to hear this, my condolences to Howard, the kids, and all of Pam's family. She will be missed by all. Prayers and hugs to you....Marilyn

  7. Renee Craglow

    Metcalf family / neighbors, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. If there's anything we can do, we're right next door. Admired how hard & dedicated your wife/mom was in helping to get your new family home built after the tornado. God bless you all. Our prayers & thoughts are with you. - the Craglow family -

  8. Shirley

    I miss you already. Dear friend/sister we shared a lot of laughs and serious talks thru the years. You were an amazing woman and fighter. Always in my heart and memories. Howard, Alex, Ben & Clay prayers and strength for you all. Love Shirl

  9. Pam Moore

    The whole Moore family send our condolences. We have not seen you much since you moved but fondly remember the time at Currier Elementary School. May God bless all of you with wonderful memories.

  10. Tanya Page

    To Alex and your family, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Shes no longer struggling and is at peace now. She was such a precious lady, and I will cherish the times I got to meet and interact with her! I'm praying that God will flood you and your family with his peace and comfort during this difficult time, and may all the beautiful memories carry you all forward. As Ryli's Mimi, he loved his Pammy, and will cherish all his times and memories shared with her! Thinking of y'all and sending my love!!

  11. Candy Kirkpatrick

    My condolences to all the family. although I never had the chance to meet Pam she sure raised a beautiful girl I can now call my niece. Prayers and peace to all. god bless RIP Pam Metcalf

  12. Peggy Geary

    Our condolences to all of Pam's family. Doug & Maureen were always talking about her, so felt I had known her. May she rest in peace.

  13. Joseph

    My condolence to the passing of a mother, wife,and friend ,May the Angels guide you to your resting place.

  14. Doug & Lonnie Schmidt & girls

    All our prayers to you Howard & kids , and the entire Best and Metcalf families. We shall remember Pam for her wonderful laughter and beautiful smile.

  15. Sandy Reh

    Although I only knew her for a few years she touched my life and my heart. I am proud to call her friend.

  16. Kelle Spoden Hattula

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman

  17. Justine Luepkes

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you all love, hugs , strength and prayers.

  18. Deb & Steve Hill

    So very sorry for Pam's loss....hope all the good memories carry you through. Sending our love.

  19. Teresa(Conner) McKibbin

    I met Pam the fall of 1977 and we hit it off right away. It has been an honor being her friend and I will miss her voice, her love of "farm fresh" antiques and the LOVE of Colorado Rockies. My love, prayers and deepest condolences to the Metcalf, Guzman and Best family!

  20. Peggy Czajka

    My condolences to Pam's family. May she rest in peace.

  21. Sherry Jassak

    It is such a terrible loss to lose such a beautiful person, my condolences to your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  22. Beth Hallman Kalasmiki

    So very sad to hear of Pam's passing. My deepest sympathy to Howard and all of her family and friends.

  23. Tom Czajka

    So sad, I remember her from high school. Sweet girl.

  24. Bridget Truitt Cortez

    My condolences to all of Pam's family. Prayers of peace & comfort for you. Pam has battled much, may this kind friend RIP.

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