Phyllis “Patty” Pancake

Published 1:03 pm Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Phyllis “Patty” Pancake, 84, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. The Lawrence County native was born April 4, 1926, the daughter of the late George and Clara Scherer Lawless. She was also preceded in death by husband, Hershel Pancake Jr.

Mrs. Pancake attended St. Joseph High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Tabernacle Church. She lived life her way and was a homebody. She loved the Lord and was mother and father for 43 years to her children. She felt she was the richest person in the world because of her children. She will be greatly missed by all.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Pancake; a granddaughter, Tammy Pancake; a grandson, Stephen Payne; a brother, Charles “Buddy” Lawless; and two sisters, Virginia Webb and Rosemary Robison.

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She is survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Kathy Jenkins and her son, Tyler with whom she made her home, Beverly and Richard Hunt, Dolly and Steve Payne, and Betty Jo and Jim Burke; five sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Carla Pancake, Bill and Mary Pancake, John and Pam Pancake, Bob and Betty Pancake, and Dan and Patty Pancake, all of Ironton; her friend and baby doll, Cindy; 19 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren ; and a brother, John Lawless of Toole, Utah.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, with Rev. Dan Pancake and Mike Green officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Creek Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit