McGilley & Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel

8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS


Pamela F. Koscielny

February 15, 1951August 1, 2019

Pamela F. Koscielny, 68, of Overland Park, KS passed away August 1, 2019 at her home.

Pamela was born February 15, 1951 in St. Joseph, MO to the late Harold A. and Laura B. Sampson. She was married to Kenneth Koscielny on December 10, 1983 in Overland Park by Rev. Dan Muter. Pamela was employed by Southwestern Bell for 30 years, retiring in August 1999.

She is survived by husband, Kenneth; brother, Eric Sampson; two stepdaughters, Kristy McKechnie and Tracy Connealy; five step-grandchildren, Joel, Carly, Austin, Jackson and Nathan and great aunt to Noah, Chloe and Trey.

Her visitation will begin at 11am with a funeral service at 12pm, Monday, August 5th at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, with burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in her name to Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Road Kansas City, MO 64137.


  • Harold A. and Laura B. Sampson, Parents (deceased)
  • Eric Sampson, Brother
  • Kenneth Koscielny, Husband
  • Kristy McKechnie, Stepdaughter
  • Tracy Connealy, Stepdaughter
  • Joel, Carly, Austin, Jackson and Nathan, Step-Grandchildren
  • Noah, Chloe and Trey, Nephews and Niece

  • Joel Connealy
  • Austin McKechnie
  • Jackson McKechnie
  • Nathan Connealy
  • Ed McKechnie
  • Chuck Connealy


  • Visitation Monday, August 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 5, 2019


Pamela F. Koscielny

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Larry Frakes

August 9, 2019

I was saddened to learn of Pam's passing. She was a wonderfully sweet person who I was always happy to see and visit with. I was always proud that she was my cousin, we will all miss her very much.
Kenneth and their family will remain in my thoughts.

Mary Green

August 8, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of the untimely passing of my dear cousin Pamela. She was such a sweet and fun-loving cousin who made others happy. That is a wonderful picture of Pamela, showing the beautiful smile I will always remember. My sincere condolences to Kenny, brother Eric, all family and friends who loved her.

Christie Gill

August 5, 2019

There are so many memories of Pamela that make me smile... from her making beautiful music on the flute, a visit to the beach on Christmas Day, to sharing "root beer fizzies" as a kid. Pamela had a wonderful laugh and a sweet spirit. She was a dear cousin who made every event just a little more fun by sharing her sense of humor and joy. I will miss being able to hear her warm voice and kind words. Rest well, Pamela Fay, XOxo
Peace and comfort to all those who loved her~

Marjorie Hefner

August 4, 2019

So many memories of spending summer weeks together at each other's homes. Pamela was always fun to be around. Things I think of often: that she was afraid of sparklers but loved "snakes" when we celebrated 4th of July; that she loved parakeets as a girl and when one of her pets died unexpectedly, she had a broken heart and he dad went to St. Joe to buy a new parakeet for her; but one of my most favorite memories is a trip we took to Canada with our mothers a few years ago while everyone was still well. We had a great time together. I miss Pamela and will love her always. Peace to Eric and family and Kenny and family.

Peggy Wood

August 4, 2019

I live in St. Joe Mo. and became friends with Pam when we worked together at SWBT in Mission. We became close friends and made a pact that we would always be there for each other if our parents passed away. When my dad passed she came to St Joe for his visitation. I was so honored. When her momma passed my mom and I went to the services. It was so good to see Pam and meet Kenny, the love of her life, in person. I lost my husband 2 years ago in a motorcycle accident. I hope the two of them become awesome friends in Heaven. May God bless and keep you in this hard time Kenny and family. If I can help in any way my number is 816-390-6948.

Allen & Lisa Anders

August 4, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to you all. Pam was such a super sweet person & we never heard a cross word come out of her. She is reunited now with her parents. God has another very special angel.

Marilyn (Kuhnert) Ridgeley

August 3, 2019

First of all, I want to say that my heart is broken to hear of Pam's passing. It quite honestly just doesn't seem real to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to Eric and his family and Kenny and all of your family.

Pam, Pat Woyski and I were all best friends in high school. I can't even begin to tell you of all the fun that we had together. We often spent nights at each other's home. We knew Eric, Harold and Laura Belle well. Pam and I went to the same church, which was DeKalb Christian Church. My younger sister, Ramona (Monie) Kuhnert Frakes was often with us. We would go to Atchison a lot together and the big thing back then was to drive up and down Commercial Street. We always went to Pizza Hut afterwards. We also used to go to the Hilltop to dance. None of us ever drank, we just went there to dance. When I got married in 1971, Pam was a bridesmaid for me. That's how close we were to each other.

After high school, I moved away from Missouri, eventually ending up in Arizona. Although the few times we did talk, it was like catching up from where we left off. That's what friends do. Pat had told me that Pam wasn't well fairly recently and had been at Luke's. I did try to call her and left a message while she was there but never got a return call.

Please know that my heart and prayers are with all of you. Pam will always be a special friend and I know that I will someday see her again.

Yvonne Dorman

August 2, 2019

Kenny, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cindy Boyer

August 2, 2019

So very sorry....I will miss my cousin and my friend. May God Bless.