Obituary of Shirley Maxine Hancock
Shirley Maxine Hancock aka, Mom, Grammie Nannie, Age 86, Peacefully passed away on December 14th 2022 at Lutheran Collier Hospice located in Wheatridge Colorado. She was born on March 29th 1936 in Kansas to Charles and Velma Garst. She married Dallas Merlin Hancock (Deceased 2011), who she deeply loved, then went on to have three children, Merlina Kay Hancock (McCready), Charles Edward Hancock (Deceased 2021), and Geri Sue Hancock. She had 11 Siblings, she was survived by her little brother Paul Garst whom resides in Mankato, Kansas.
She worked as Machine Operator for Keebler Bakery for 30 plus years, she took so much pride in her job, she later retired. Shirley loved spending time with her family, she has many wonderful grandchildren, to name a few whom she was very close to, Traci Marie Adkins, Lucas Allen Adkins, Koby Styles Adkins, Taydon Blaine Adkins, Kayel Allen Adkins, Chayton Moore, Brett Moore, Cole William Hinkson, Melanie Hinkson, Cole John Hinkson, Haley Star Hinkson, Morgan Marie Rickman, Meranda Paige Adkins, Nicholas James Adkins, Amelia Katheryn Adkins, Alijah James Adkins, Arthur Dustin Adkins. There are way too many grandchildren to name, even though she didn’t see them much, she loved each and every one of them. She had 6 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren, and 6 Great -Great Grandchildren, a total of 28 Grand’s. She loved to crochet, listen to country music, fast cars, garden, and drink ice cold Pepsi. She enjoyed sharing old stories, funny memories, and jokes from time to time. She could be witty, and rough, and also so soft, caring, selfless, sweet, and loving. She would eagerly wait for her daily visitor who she loved with her whole heart, her sister in law Diane Hancock, it made her days so much more special with her visits. Shirley was also dog mom, she cared for, and loved her Shih-Tzu Sugar so very much, they were best friends, they were inseparable, he was her baby.
She was loved by many, and will be missed by us all, she was the Matriarch of our family, and our Sweet Queen Bee.
May She Rest in Peace, and May Peace Be with You All.
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