Betty J. Hancock


August 8, 1928 - June 28, 2012

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Betty J. (Stockert) Hancock, 83, of Oglesby, passed away, Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30 at Prey-Mueller Funeral Home, Oglesby with Pastor Betty Delgado officiating. Private burial will be held at a later date in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, LaSalle. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hancock was born August 8, 1928 in Pekin to Jacob and Bertha (Klieber) Stockert. She married Durward Hancock on March 20, 1948. He passed away in May 24, 1987. She worked at Westclox in Peru and later at Heritage Manor in Peru.

She is survived by 2 daughters Bonnie (Harry) Picco of Oglesby and Gail (William) Beams of Hanson, FL; a son Dennis (Marilyn) Hancock of Ohio, IL; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Durward, a son Durward L, a grandson Kevin, a granddaughter Karen, 2 great grandsons, a sister and 4 brothers.

Memorials may be directed to the family.