VAN WERT, Ohio — Iylene P. “Pat” Pancake, 90, of Van Wert, died at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 30, 1923, in Van Wert, to the late Almeda (Stout) Kennedy and Howard Leslie Kennedy.
Her husband, Kenneth A. Pancake, died April 7, 2012.
Survivors include her children: Michael A. (Pauline) Pancake of
Thousand Oaks, Calif., Leslie D. Pancake of South Whitley, Ind., Patti
A. (Steve) Keister of Van Wert; daughter-in-law: Debra Pancake of
Puyallup, Wash.; sister: Ruth Roth of Monroe, Ohio; grandchildren:
Heather, Rachel, Rebecca, Michelle, Katy, Megan, Colleen, Christian and
Kenna, and great-grandchildren: Noelle, Preston and Avaleen.
was preceded in death by two sons: Robert Clark Pancake and Howard
William Pancake, a brother: William Kennedy, and sisters: Francis
Gillen, Grace Williamson, Edna Hite, Bernice Linser and Margaret Jane
She was an artist and musician. She was a member of Trinity
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Convoy, Ohio, where she served as organist
for many years. A member of Wassenberg Art Center, she had a passion
for teaching art and music. She was a veteran of the United States Army
serving in WW II.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Convoy.
The Rev. Doug Meyer will officiate. Burial will be in Convoy I.O.O.F.
Cemetery, Convoy. Military graveside services will be conducted by
combined units of the Van Wert and Convoy American Legion and V.F.W.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, and
one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
memorials may be directed to the Van Wert County Foundation for the
Wassenberg Art Center in Pat’s name or Community Health Professionals -
Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.