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Pamela Carole Adams Rutter

Pamela Carole Adams Rutter, 66, of York, PA, passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side on Sunday, November 6, 2022.  She was born on May 6, 1956 to the late Albert E. and Lois A. (Hartzell) Adams. 

Pam was a 1974 Boiling Springs High School graduate.  According to well-wishes from her classmates in her senior yearbook, Pam was goofy, a good friend, and a great basketball player.  Upon graduation, she held multiple secretarial positions during her working years.  

Her most meaningful and treasured role began with the births of her two daughters, Alicia M. (Rutter) Rowe, and Lindsay A. Rutter.  She was a devoted mom who was always present in her daughters’ lives.  Alicia and Lindsay remember her as their biggest cheerleader and the first person they wanted to call on the good and bad days.  The love she had for her family grew as she became a Nana in 2015.  Her grandchildren, Landon, 7, Charlotte (Sissy), 5, and Evan, 8 months, came to know their Nana as their playmate and constant source of laughter, entertainment, and snacks.  Pam was also deeply loved and supported by her son-in-law, John C. Rowe.  

Pam was unforgettable (in part due to her curly, red hair) and she loved to talk to anyone and everyone.  She had a one-of-a-kind sense of humor and always made people laugh, even when she wasn’t trying.  Pam filled her home with things she loved and was always listening to music.  Oldies from the 50’s and 60’s were her favorites.  She loved to spoil her grand-dogs, Sam and Mazie, and she is now reunited with Annie, our beloved family dog.  Her freezer was always well-stocked with her favorite food - Turkey Hill vanilla ice cream, which was often the main course of any meal.  Pam was strong-willed and determined, and she persevered through any obstacle, including her health.  Pam has always loved butterflies, and her family finds comfort in knowing she is finally flying free - healthy and at peace.

In addition to her daughters and grandchildren, Pam is survived by her siblings, Paul A. (Connie) Adams of Carlisle, Albert “Jack” (Dorothea) Adams of Boiling Springs, Richard E. (Kim) Adams of Mt. Holly Springs, Lois A. (Bruce) Barner of Mt. Holly Springs, Robyn A. Porter of Mt. Holly Springs, Marge A. (Roy) Shenk of Mt. Holly Springs; and two aunts, Carole L. Rush and Phyllis H. Myers both of Carlisle.  

All are welcome to join us for a celebration of Pam’s life which will be held on Monday, November 21, 2022 at 3:00pm at Chapel Church, 3050 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion, PA 17356.  Family and friends who are attending are encouraged to wear pink and purple - her favorite colors.  Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs.  Visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com to offer condolences to the family.

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I'm very thankful for Pam and her bold personality! Without her, who knows, I may not be able to call her daughter one of my lifelong friends. She will be deeply missed in this world, but I am thankful she is now painfree! (((Hugs))) and love to all the family!

Kimmy Nickle Nov 22 2022 2:12 PM

I taught Pam at BSHS, and she was a joy in the classroom. She always had a smile, and was fun loving. My deepest sympathy to her entire family.

Pat Boyne Nov 16 2022 8:47 PM

What a beautiful tribute to your Mom, Alicia and Lindsay.
I shall miss her wonderful smile and fun sense of humor.
Please find comfort in knowing, her days now are filled with love, laughter and song in her heavenly home.
My love to you both 💕

Cindy Rowe Nov 13 2022 1:26 PM

If you were having a bad day and came upon Pam, she would bring a smile to your face. No matter how she felt she could make you laugh and forget what was going on in your life. A Great Friend

Virginia Lee Stone Nov 13 2022 1:16 PM

Pam was a friend to everyone she met . Always full of jokes and laughter. She will be missed. 'Til we meet again my friend!

Dot Webster Nov 12 2022 10:47 PM

What a beautiful remembrance of Pam! So truly describes her personality. My 2nd cousin - the age of my children - thankful they had the opportunity to know her. Beautiful face, beautiful smile, beautiful eyes, lots of laughter, strong willed and strong spirited. If you met her, you were blessed. Sweet dreams Pam.

Karen Sherman Nov 12 2022 5:51 PM