Ellen Hancock, of Mora, died on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at the Pine Medical Center in Sandstone, MN. She was 95 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 11th at the Mora United Methodist Church.
VISITATION will be from 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. on Friday at the church.
Ellen Hancock was born June 29, 1914 at home in rural Kanabec County, Minnesota to Ole and Martha (Swanson) Larson. She grew up on the family farm the fourth of six siblings. She attended Quamba School through the eighth grade. She married Lyle Hancock on May 11, 1935 in Quamba Baptist Church parsonage. To this union five children were born, four daughters and one son. They lived on several farms in Kanabec and Pine Counties, moving to Henriette in 1947 where they operated a general store for six years, finally settling in Mora in 1977. In 1987 she moved to the Dala House Apartments where she always said that she was an “original inmate.” She enjoyed needlework and doing Search a Word puzzles. She was a 30 year member of the Mora United Methodist Church.
She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lyle; an infant brother; brothers Ed and Gus Larson; granddaughters Tammy Hancock, Cheryl Roberts and Debbie Beatty.
She is survived by her children Doris (Bill) Campbell of Mora, Shelby (Keith) Kappauf of Hinckley, Hazel (Ray) Roberts of Sandstone, Lynda (Don) Roberts of Hinckley and Allan (Claire Nybro) Hancock of Paige, Texas; 16 grandchildren; and many great and great-great grandchildren; 2 sisters Chris Lundberg of Virginia and Amy Walblom of California; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 11 at Mora United Methodist Church. Rev. Dennis Buckley officiated. Music was provided by Deb Menze and Mike Hansen. Pallbearers were Mike Chaffee, Jim Guligowski, Steve Schiller, Terry Noaeil, Chuck Dodge and Tim Roberts. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora