Pamela Sue Machata, 60, died peacefully Saturday, February 13 at her home in Battle Creek. She was born December 20, 1960 in Chicago to Kenneth and Virginia (Tufts) Machata while they were visiting their parents for the holidays. When it seemed like labor might be starting Ken's father began driving them, during a blizzard, to the hospital. Pamela wasn't waiting so her grandpa pulled over to the side of the highway and ken delivered her in the back seat. They flagged down a police car and the officer escorted them all to the hospital. Her birth and circumstances even made the Today Show with Dave Garroway. They called her the Freeway Baby. Because she was so early an so small she spent several weeks in the hospital. She came home to Marshall and her parents in February of 1961.
Pam attended Ann J. Kellogg School then later Doris Klaussen from which she was graduated. She loved doing jigsaw puzzles with her favorites being 1000 pieces and more. She could also crochet, enjoyed word search magazines and listening to Kenny Rogers. She often participated in activities put on by CIR (Community Inclusive Recreation) with bowling and dances among her favorite.
She is survived be her parents ken and Bobbi Machata, sister Amy (Rob) Ream and nieces Ondrea and Sarah Ream of Traverse City and brother Kevin Machata of Saginaw. She was preceded in death by her birth mother Virginia Machata, grandparents Robert an Agnes Tufts, and Anton and Helen Machata and infant sister Robin Scott Machata.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at Oakridge Cemetery. If one wishes memorial contributions may be given to Community Inclusive Recreation, 331 Jackson Street W Battle Creek MI 49037 (http://www.cirfun.com/donate).
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Arrangements are entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 723 US Hwy 27 N Marshall MI 49068.
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