DECATUR -- Mary Alice (Puckett) Hancock, age 84 of Plano, IL passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, December 2, 2017. She was born on December 30, 1932 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Francis L. and Leota (Rand) Puckett.

Mary was united in marriage on January 29, 1954 in Taylorville, IL to Mr. Leslie E. Hancock and they spent the next 45 happy years together until his passing in 1999. She was a 1952 graduate from St. Mary’s College/Notre Dame, IN where she received her Registered Nursing Degree. Mrs. Hancock was a long time member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Oswego, IL and was recently a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Plano, IL. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Mary is survived by her children, Patrick (Pamela) Hancock of Taylorville, IL, Stephen Hancock (Scott Wallis) of Sheridan, IL, Michael (Donna) Hancock of Lexington, SC and Anita Eversole of Plano, IL; her seven grandchildren; her 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, William Puckett of Loveland, CO and Dr. Richard Puckett of Bloomington, IL; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son-in-law, David Eversole; a sister and a brother-in-law and an infant brother.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mary Catholic School, 817 N. Center St., Plano, IL 60545.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Oak Hill Cemetery, 820 Cherokee Street in Taylorville, IL.

A reception and luncheon will follow at the Crossroad Apostolic Ministries, 212 Jaycee Drive, Taylorville, IL.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or (630) 552-7211.

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