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Frances Loretta Hancock
October 23, 1929 ~ November 8, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Frances Loretta Hancock, 94, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at her home in Nevada, MO, following a length illness. Frances was born October 23, 1929, in Reece, KS, to Walter L. and Ruby (Cornwell) Adams. She was united in marriage to Donald M. Hancock on October 13, 1950, in Kansas City, MO, and he preceded her in death on December 18, 2016.
Frances was raised in Hutchison, KS. Following her marriage to Don, they resided in Kansas City for a number of years. In 1965 they moved to a farm outside Nevada. Frances was a homemaker, a mom to six children, and a farmer’s wife. She was a member of the Carthage Restoration Branch of the RLDS Church.
Survivors include five children: Janet Mathis (Matt), Blue Springs, Joyce Spratt (and the late Chris Spratt), Nevada, Debbie Nickerson (and the late James Nickerson), Milo, Donald Hancock (Crystal), Walker, and Dennis Hancock (Patricia), Nevada; numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Wesley Adams (Sharon), Nickerson, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Donald, she is preceded in death by a son, Michael Bruce Hancock; a brother, Robert Adams; and a sister, Peggy Tharp.
Visitation will be held from 1-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Marvin Chapel Cemetery in Nevada.