Pamela L. Radford

April 20, 1955 – Jan. 5, 2021


Pamela Lea Radford was born April 20, 1955, in Lincoln, to Jack and Gladys (Burdick) Lear and passed away Jan. 5, 2021, in Seward, at the age of 65 years, 8 months and 16 days. Pamela grew up in the Havelock and Waverly areas, attending school in Waverly. While growing up, she loved helping her neighbor with their horses.

On Sep. 20, 1974, Pamela was united in marriage to LeRoy Radford in Seward, and to this union, five children were born. Pamela loved cooking, baking and sewing. She also enjoyed working on crossword puzzles. Pamela and LeRoy loved gardening and did a lot of canning together. She enjoyed being with her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pamela was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Garland.

Pamela is preceded in death by her parents; son, Eric Radford; two daughters, Erin and Lori Radford; two sisters, Karen and Connie; seven brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law.

Survivors cherishing her memory include her husband, LeRoy Radford, Garland; children, Jennifer (Radford) Woodard, Lincoln, Lonny Radford, Dorchester and Tammy and husband, Jeff Draper, Valparaiso, Dave Radford, David City; grandchildren, Robert (Nikki) Draper, Michelle (Scott) Nice, Jr., Stephanie (Austin) Novak, Ryan Radford, Robbie Hillard, Jacob Rolenc, Brayden Radford, Braden Radford; great-grandchildren, Scotty Nice III, Joelle Nice, Jaxxton Nice, Chase Draper, William Novak, Troy Novak; many nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Irene Houdersheldt, Marion Radford, Verna Neujahr, Donna Radford, Weldon and Trudy Radford, Dale Anderson, Marty Jacobs, Bill and Evelyn Reynolds.

Visitation is from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Zabka-Perdue Funeral Home in Seward with family receiving friends from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral service is at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in Garland with a graveside service and interment at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Radford family for future designations. Condolences may be left for the family at


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