Mary Jewel Pankop

November 08, 1936 - November 25, 2018

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Saturday, December 01, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Beacon Baptist Church, 1511 Drake Road, Kendallville, Indiana


Saturday, December 01, 11:00 AM
Beacon Baptist Church, 1511 Drake Road, Kendallville, Indiana


Mary Jewel Pankop, 82, of Kendallville died Sunday, November 25, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

She was born November 8, 1936, to J.O. and Sarah (Hutchison) McClanahan.

On July 19, 1953, in Burr Oak she married Paul W. Pankop. He survives in Kendallville.

Mrs. Pankop was a partner with her husband in their farm operation.

She was a member of Beacon Baptist Church in Kendallville.

Also surviving are two sons, Paul F. Pankop of Avilla and Andrew Pankop of Kendallville; four grandchildren, Kenny (Tiffany) Pankop, Jennifer (Paul) Kuchar, Pete (Jen) Pankop and Phillip Pankop; and seven great-grandchildren, Lilly Fields, Khloe Pankop, Zane Pankop, Austin Kuchar, Boston Kuchar, Hailey Pankop, and Emily Pankop; and a brother, Arthur McClanahan of LaGrange.

She was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Pankop; a granddaughter, Jessica Pankop; and two brothers, Dale McClanahan and John McClanahan.

A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Beacon Baptist Church, 1511 Drake Road, Kendallville with Rev. Ron Stratman officiating. Burial will be at Christian Chapel Cemetery in Merriam at a later date.

Calling is Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church.

Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association, Cancer Society, or Beacon Baptist Church.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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kenny& janet bodenhafer
November 30th, 2018 7:25pm

sorry for your loss, very nice lady

David Reeve & Family
November 30th, 2018 12:41pm
Benton City, Washington

mike& bernita smith
November 29th, 2018 4:39pm

so sorry for your loss mom& dad tested cows at your farm for a long time lots of memories you and your family are in our prayers

Cathy Michelbrink
November 28th, 2018 6:57am

Kenny, Jenny and family. Very sorry for your loss and may God's peace be with you at this time.

Wendy (Pankop) Albright
November 27th, 2018 6:24pm
Richmond, IN

I will always remember coming down to your house and playing on the back porch with all the boys trucks and toys. You helped me learn how to blanch beets, use a pressure cooker (when no one else would), gave me your first cookbook, and shared some funny stories of how you learned to cook. I will most remember you when you kindly explained to me many of the things Grandma had done for you when you joined the family as you split your red peonies and collected a start of Grandma’s Lilac bush to share with me, just as she shared them with you. I thank you for that, and will continue to think of you and Grandma each year as they bloom. May you Rest In Peace. With love, Wendy