Archive for Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Obituary: Mary Karen Hancock

1945-2002

March 19, 2003

Services for Mary Karen Hancock, 58, Tonganoxie, were Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at the United Methodist Church in Tonganoxie. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Hancock died Friday, March 14, 2003, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., following a two-year battle with cancer.

She was born March 5, 1945, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Harold and Marie E. (Williams) Lowe. She graduated in 1963 from Wyandotte High School. Her love of animals started at a young age with her first horse, Buck. As a girl, she was a member of Roy Knapp's Rough Riders and was a trick rider and rodeo queen. Most recently, she was a member of the Douglas County Trailriders Club.

She moved in 1978 to Tonganoxie and had worked at B&J Thriftway, Tonganoxie, and later worked 13 years for Coleman Equipment Inc. in Bonner Springs.

She married Arthur Hancock on March 14, 1991, in Tonganoxie. He survives, of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Leann Kuebelbeck and Hiedi Kuebelbeck, both of Tampa, Fla., and Lori Harris, Kansas City, Kan; a stepson, Sean Hancock, Tonganoxie; three stepdaughters, Lynley Cox and Lori Vickory, both of Tonganoxie, and Stephanie Martin, Shawnee; two sisters, Barbara E. Sass, Tonganoxie, and Judy K. Booth, Kansas City, Kan.; and 10 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Cancer Action or Operation Wildlife, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

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