Mary Luella Carpenter Eplee Hancock, 76, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond.
She was born April 24, 1936, at Battle Creek, Michigan, to Earl S. and Celia Weeks Carpenter, both of who preceded her in death. She and her husband were owners and operators of Tates Creek Market in Richmond, for 21 years and she had been a member of Madison County Homemakers Club.
In addition to her loving husband, John David Hancock, she is survived by her children, Karen Boardman (Robert) of Richmond, Sharon Gaskins (Jeff) of Niceville, Florida, Judy Hancock of Richmond, Herbert Eplee Jr. (Susie) of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Kelly Eplee (Susan) of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Glenn Eplee of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Also surviving are her grandchildren, Kelsey Hamilton, Jaryn Davidson, Kristen Edgins (Joey), Kari Bailey (Matt), Rachael Eplee, Annie Eplee, Christopher Eplee, Ryan Eplee, Taylor McIntyre, Jared Drum, Jessie Rayburn (Josh), Robert Boardman, and Megean Applegate (David).
She also leaves four great grandchildren, Aiden Rayburn, Shade Rayburn, Zander Boardman and Jaxon Applegate.
Services for Mrs. Hancock will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with her son, Herbert Eplee, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow at the Richmond Cemetery. Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475 or to the Madison County Humane Society.