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Beth A. (Kauther) Hancock

Beth A. Hancock, 59, Hanover Park, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Ill., after a lengthy illness.

She was born July 3, 1954, the oldest of six children of Robert and Joanne (Williams) Kauther and was raised in Poplar.

She graduated from Northwestern High School in 1972.

On Aug. 11, 1973, she married Daniel Hancock at the Mission Covenant Church in Poplar and recently celebrated 40 years of marriage.

In addition to her husband Dan, Beth is survived by two sons, Nathan (Christie) Hancock, Omaha, Neb. and Seth Hancock, Hanover Park, Ill.; grandson, Trevor; granddaughters, Hannah and Lucille; her siblings, Pat (Dean) Voelker, Pete (Val) Kauther, Gary (Theresa) Kauther, Larry (Karen) Kauther and Barry (Kris) Kauther and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Arnold and Lucille Hancock.

A memorial service will be held Jan. 21 at the Medinah Baptist Church in Medinah, Ill. with Rev. Craig Jarvis officiating. A celebration of Beth's life will take place this summer in Poplar.