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Deanna Jean (Sherman) Pancake

December 29, 1943 ~ August 24, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old



Deanna Jean Pancake, 79, of London, died Thursday, August 24, 2023, in her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Born December 29, 1943, in Van Wert, Ohio, she was the daughter of Robert Sherman and Dorothy (Faniff) Sherman.

Deanna had worked professionally as a secretary for Aeroquip and later worked for the First Presbyterian Church of London’s daycare program. She also worked at the Players Tennis Club in London.

On February 1, 1969, she married her adoring husband Ron, and together they had two daughters, Nerissa and Paige. While the girls were growing up, Deanna was as crafty as could be and was always crocheting or sewing clothes, including every Easter dress and Halloween costume. She was also THE mom for everyone, no matter who you were or what was going on, Deanna would always be the person to talk to for a listening ear and the best advice. Keeping true to herself, Deanna was always brutally honest, even when you did not ask for her opinion.

In her later years, Deanna loved watching birds, particularly owls, hummingbirds, and cardinals, which were her favorite. She loved spending time in and around water whenever she could get out, and loved collecting lighthouses. She was even able to see a few lighthouses while on a trip with Nerissa! Her quick wit and sarcasm were traits that made Deanna unforgettable and loved by many. She loved working on jigsaw puzzles and adored the character, Maxine. An avid animal lover, she also had several fur babies and grand fur babies whom she dearly loved and would spoil with countless treats. One of her favorite activities included morning walks with the dogs around the lake. Her family was the light of her life, and she truly cherished every memory they were able to share together.

Deanna is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years Ron Pancake; daughters Nerissa Pancake and Paige (Doug) Wearly; sisters-in-law Dee (Frank) Densel and Norma Pancake; nephew Brock, niece Leslie; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; numerous fur babies and grand fur babies. She was preceded in death by her parents, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Celebration of Deanna’s Life will be held at a later date.

Memorials in Deanna’s name may be sent to either Loving Care Hospice, 779 London Avenue, Marysville, Ohio 43040, The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute online at, or The Eye Cancer Foundation online at

The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140, where condolences are encouraged to be shared online at

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