Shirley Pancer



Shirley Pancer, Drake, passed away on Oct. 25, 2022, peacefully at home with her loving husband Don Pancer of 65 years.

She attended grade and high school at St Francis de Sales in St Louis City. She loved to play softball and was the pitcher.

After raising their family in Affton, Shirley and Don moved to Drake. She worked several years at First Bank in Owensville. They both started the soccer program in Owensville in 1999. Shirley and Don enjoyed retirement and the country life.

Shirley enjoyed quilting and was a long-time volunteer for Helping Hands Food Pantry. She also sang in the choir at Immaculate Conception Church and St. Gerald Church. Shirley and Don loved to dance. They were still dancing together in her final days.

Shirley was preceded in death by parents Walter and Caroline Fabry; and siblings Elvera, Walter and Melvin.

She is survived by children Don (Jeanie), Laura (Bruce), Ron (Donna), Dona (Steve) and Sherry (Dave). Shirley was blessed with eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She will be missed by family and friends.

Her body was cremated. A memorial service will be held Monday, Nov. 14, at 10:00 a.m., visit with family, and mass at 11:00 a.m., at St. John Paul II Church (formerly St. George Church), 4980 Heege Road, Affton.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association.