Virginia Mae Hancock, 79, of Eddyville, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at River’s Bend Retirement Community in Kuttawa.

Born June 6, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Robert Anthony Ham Sr. and Nettie Nell Lowery Ham. She was a seamstress and was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert David Hancock; great-granddaughter, Isabella Grace Oakley; three brothers, Robert Anthony Ham Jr., Charles Clayton Ham and Winford Earl Ham; and five sisters, Gladys Irene Smith, Mary Louise Groennert, Rosie Nell Sinkler, Mildred Sue Filbeck and Margaret Jean Youngblood.

Survivors include six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four stepgreaat-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Kay Cope and husband Jimmie of Benton, Valleta Jo Sirls and husband Doug of Benton; a brother, Ralph Rufus Ham of Cincinnati, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Collier Funeral Home in Benton, with Tim Perdue officiating.

Burial followed in Marshall County Memory Gardens.

Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to Eddyville First Baptist Church Youth Fund, 216 Jenkins Rd., Eddyville, Ky. 42038, or Alzheimers Association, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, Ky. 40205.