Pansy R. Spears

May 2, 2015

Pansy R. Spears 93, of Frankfort, died at 11:18 a.m. May 2, 2015 at Milner’s Retirement Center.  Born February 5, 1922 in Burkesville, KY to the late Dollie & Amanda Elizabeth Thacker and her grandfather, Nickols Thacker helped raise her. She married Frank Vaughn and he passed away. She then married Wade F. Spears in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1986.  Mrs. Spears attended school in Kentucky. She was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church. She had worked at several different places in Frankfort and retired from National Cigar after 42 ½ years. Mrs. Spears enjoyed gardening and the outdoors; she loved family dinners and her grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Friday, May 8, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. with the service beginning at 4 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Gene (Linda) Vaughn of Delphi, Stanley (Sherry) Vaughn of Greenwood, 1 Daughter: Judy Meckelhoff of Rantoul, IL, 5 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

a sister, Lovey Smith, a brother, Jesse Wade Thacker and a son-in-law, Robert Meckelhoff.


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “Pansy R. Spears”

  1. Connie Blubaugh May 4, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    All of my love and prayers to the family. Pansy was always so good to me. What a wonderful lady.

  2. LeMoyne Altic May 4, 2015 at 9:14 pm


    Sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. You have my sincere deepest sympathy. My condolences to all the family. I remember you as a classmate at Kyger School.

    LeMoyne Altic

  3. Andrea Anderson West May 4, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    I’m so glad I had your momma as my neighbor, when I first moved here I was lost, but she made me feel like I had been in this house forever. Really going to miss looking out my kitchen window and seeing her on porch or setting with her and listening to all her stories. She is greatly loved and missed.

  4. Glenda Leach Baker May 4, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Judy, Gene and Stanley- I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was one of the nicest people I knew. She was such a hard worker. I admired her and respected her.
    I am sorry we couldn’t attend the services but Fred has ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and is confined to bed and the wheelchair.
    You all are in my thoughts.

  5. Cheryl Smith May 5, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I was Stanley Spears ex wife Cheryl, I am sorry to hear about Pansy. She was a good woman, wife and mother. May she rest in peace.

  6. Kelli Roe-Coleman May 20, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    I have known Pansy since I was little, she was married to my great uncle Wade Spears, she will be missed by everybody. I remember getting so excited when she would come over to my grandparents house (Odell and Della Spears) for the holidays because she would allow me to sit in her lap while she was telling me stories about her and uncle Wade. It was an honor to have my first daughter on her birthday in 2008! She will be missed my so many.

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