Barbara June (Nelson) Hancock

October 13, 1941 ~ April 11, 2022 (age 80)


Barbara June Hancock, 80, of Paducah passed away at 7:49am on Monday, April 11, 2022, at her residence.

A lifelong resident of Paducah, she was a 1959 graduate of Paducah Tilghman and was employed by McCracken County Schools. She was a member of Fountain Avenue Methodist Church.

Barbara is survived by her sons, Charles Hancock and David Hancock; one grandson, Zachary Thompson; and three great-granddaughters.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Edwin Hancock; her parents, Charles and Hilda Nelson; and one brother, Gerald Nelson.

Graveside services will be at 2:00pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Maplelawn Park Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Franks officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may visit the family from 1:00pm to service hour on Wednesday at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

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April 20, 2022

1:00 PM
Maplelawn Park Cemetery
1335 N. 13th St.
Paducah, KY 42001

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