Pamela Ann Letzring [McKinley], age 80, of Marshall, Michigan, passed away on November 24, 2021 in Battle Creek, Michigan after a brief illness.
Pamela was born on October 11, 1941 in Brighton, MI to Vivian Vera McKinley [Miles] and William Burton McKinley of New Hudson, MI. She met her future husband, Kurt F. Letzring, when they were in 7th grade at New Hudson Elementary School. She liked sports and participated in girls’ basketball and volleyball. Pamela graduated from Albion College in 1963 and spent several years as a middle school teacher. She married Kurt on December 22, 1964 and moved to Marshall, MI.
When her children were young, Pamela took part-time work at the Children’s Shoppe in Marshall. She worked there for fifteen years and then in 1993, bought out the business with her friends, Asun Chan and Gay Jones. She co-owned the business for almost 10 years, and particularly enjoyed trips to Chicago to attend the merchandise buying sales. Pamela was always fond of helping customers pick out the perfect gifts for their children and grandchildren.
Pamela was a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Marshall. She was also a member of AAUW, and Law Wives of Calhoun County. She supported the Marshall District Library and loved to read. Although she was a member of a local Marshall book club (nicknamed “The Coven” by Kurt) that had a structured reading list of recommended books, she secretly enjoyed reading Regency romances for fun. Pamela was a gentle soul with a great sense of humor.
Pamela is survived by her husband Kurt F. Letzring; daughter Bryndis [Peter] Rubin; son Hans [Toby] Letzring; grandchildren Owen and Helena Rubin; Aidan and Ava Letzring; brother Terry [Kris] McKinley; sister Cheryl Druktenis; brother-in-law Lawson [Bernadette] Letzring; and loving nieces and nephews and their children. www.henryfuneralhome.org