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Rachel Lee Hancock
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Obituary for Rachel Lee Hancock

Rachel Lee Hancock, 59, of West Lafayette, died on March 7, 2018 after a long battle with cancer.

Rachel was born in Jackson, Michigan in 1959 to Henry and Lotus (Simons) Birdsall. She earned her BSBA degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She worked for Johnson & Johnson for 12 years and retired from Cook Research, Inc. after 25 years. Rachel enjoyed reading, sewing, crafting and especially working in her yard. She married the love of her life Gary Hancock on March 30, 1983. She loved spending time with family and friends.

Rachel is survived by her children: Jada (Sam) Haughey of West Lafayette, IN, Daniel Stone of West Lafayette, IN, Anna (Thomas) Richter of Carmel, IN, Brian Hancock of Murphysboro, IL; her brothers: Craig Birdsall of Jackson, MI, Eric (Judy) Birdsall of Manton, MI; her grandchildren: Finnian Haughey of West Lafayette, IN, Abigail Haughey of West Lafayette, IN, Damian (Sarah) Stone of Kaneohe, HI, Jonathan Stone of Jacksonville, NC, Ali Mendoza of Wyoming, MI, Joel Richter of Indianapolis, IN, Ellen (Chris) Hall of Renton, WA, Eli Richter of Carmel, IN, Maggie Richter of Carmel, IN, Grace Richter of Carmel, IN, Maria Richter of Carmel, IN, Claire Richter of Carmel, IN, Evie Richter of Carmel, IN; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gary Hancock; her daughter, Amy Hancock; her brother, Henry Birdsall III; and her sister, Laura Stone.

A memorial service will be held at The Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Meridian Street, West Lafayette, Indiana on March 18th at 3 p.m. A reception will take place after the service.

Flowers are welcome. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Community Cancer Network, Inc.

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3:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church

333 Meridian Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906

A Reception will follow.

Memorial Contribution

Community Cancer Network, Inc.


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