Elizabeth Mae Hancock, 93, of Bloomington, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020 at the IU Health Hospice House surrounded by her family and friends.
Elizabeth was born October 14, 1926 in Lawrence County and was the daughter of Floyd Speer and Lela (Allen) Elkins. Elizabeth retired from Indiana Bell where she was an operator and also worked in the kitchen at Marlin Elementary School, a job that she truly loved. Reading was her favorite pastime along with cooking for her family. Elizabeth also enjoyed being outside especially, gardening, working with her flowers and even mowing.
Elizabeth married Frank Kenneth “Kenny” Hancock on December 8, 1945 and they enjoyed 36 years of marriage before his passing in 1981. She is survived by her daughter Ann (Jerry) Fox; two sons, John (Jackie) Hancock and Gregory Hancock; two sisters, Millison “Sis” Younger of Bedford and Pat Swisher of Savanna, Illinois; 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Preceding her in death were her husband Kenny; parents; step father, Riley Elkins; two sons, Frank K. “Butch” Hancock and Terry Hancock; brothers, Don Elkins, Ron Elkins, and Mendell Speer; sisters, Maxine Anderson and Peggy Gooldy; great grandson, Braydn Fox; and daughter-in-law, Linda Bauer Hancock.
A Celebration of Elizabeth’s life and an opportunity to tell your favorite story will be 7:00 pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington. Visitation will be from 5 pm until time of service on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Elizabeth’s memory to the IU Health Hospice House 2810 S. Deborah Drive Bloomington, IN 47403 or Bloomington Animal Shelter 3410 S. Walnut Street Bloomington, IN 47401.