Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


October 4, 2012

Marvin Hancock

Williamson —  

Services for Marvin Hancock, 71, of Williamson, were Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Interment was at the Chariton Cemetery. Memorials may be made in care of the family. Online condolences may be left at

Marvin Basil Hancock was born April 6, 1941, in Gallatin, Mo., to Ora and Ruth (Moss) Hancock. He attended school in Pattonsburg, Mo. He married Nancy Ball and they were blessed with five children: Sharla, Drucilla, Tallie, Sherry, and Kevin.

Marvin was a paratrooper in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a truck driver, had worked for South Central Co-op, and was currently working for New Alliance Farm Service.

Family was very important to Marvin. He loved playing with his grandchildren and always worried about his children if they didn’t call or stop by. Marvin had a great sense of humor. He was a good carpenter, and was always building something.  Marvin enjoyed fishing, golfing, and old cars.  

Marvin passed away suddenly Sept. 19, 2012, at the age of 71 years. He is survived by his wife Nancy; children: Sharla (Dave) Murdock, Drucilla Hilt, Tallie (Matt Gwinn) Hancock, Sherry Mazzoco, and Kevin (Beth) Hancock; grandchildren: David Murdock, Curtis Murdock, Jacob Murdock, Nicole (Chris) Meyer, Brieanna Hancock, Ashley Hilt, Jessica Hilt, Christopher Hilt, Justin Gwinn, Cole Gwinn, Lucas Gwinn, Kaitlin Gwinn, Caleb Gwinn, Sierra Decker, Cristal Bruene, Sherina Mazzoco, and Bradley Noble; and great grandchildren: Joslyn, Jayden, Piper, Ryan, Saje, Glen, Rose, Deakin, Andrew, and Makenzie.  Also surviving are siblings: Mildred Huff, Mary Frazier, Margaret Sanders, Mabel Montgomery, and Hershel Hancock.

Preceding Marvin in death are his parents: Ora and Ruth; grandson, Michael Noble; siblings: May Sims, Roy Hancock, Marion Hancock, Herman Hancock, Everett Hancock, Elbert Hancock, and Elton Hancock; and father-in-law, James Ball.

Text Only
  • Death Notice-Norma Kauzlarich

    Norma Kauzlarich, 81, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at her home in Knoxville. 

    April 18, 2014

  • Noftsger obit pic Mary Noftsger Mary Dorathea Willson Noftsger was born on Oct. 14, 1914, in Blue Hill, Neb., the daughter of Dora and George Willson. She attended kindergarten through high school in Blue Hill, where she enjoyed sports and being in the high school pep club. Mary wa

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gray obit photo Lavonne Gray Lavonne Harriet Gray, age 87 of Knoxville, passed away Thursday morning, April 10, 2014, at the Mercy West Lake Hospital in West Des Moines. Lavonne was born in Frost Village, Minn., on March 4, 1927, the daughter of Theodore Knute and Hannah (Lund)

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Geery obit pic Wilma Geery Wilma Lucinda Geery was born Dec. 27, 1937, in Tracy, the daughter of John and Anna (Thompson) Angelo. On Dec. 27, 1953, Wilma was united in marriage to Keith Geery, Sr. Keith was in the service and the couple lived in several locations, including Ca

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dewey obit pic Dewey A. Fastenau Dewey A. Fastenau, age 77 of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday morning, April 9, 2014, at the Hospice Comfort House of Pella. Dewey was born in Villisca, Iowa, on June 13, 1936, the son of Henry and Elvira (Sunderman) Fastenau. Dewey attended the Vill

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Death Notice-Linda Cowman Linda S. Cowman, age 73 of Knoxville, passed away Monday evening, April 14, 2014, at the Knoxville Hospital of Knoxville. Linda’s wishes were to be cremated and a Celebration of Life memorial gathering, with Linda’s family present, will be held from

    April 16, 2014

  • Starr obit pic Donald Starr Donald Wesley Starr was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Edgewood, Iowa, the son of Carl and Etta (Hansel) Starr. As a young man, Don worked on the family farm and for Strawberry Point Creamery. On Aug. 14, 1942, Don enlisted in the United States Army and fait

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lova obit pic Lova Devee Storm Lova Devee Storm was born in Wayne County on Feb. 19, 1923. She was the daughter of Lester and Floy (Guthrie) Thatcher. Lova departed this life on April 5, 2014, at the West Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center in Knoxville, at the age of 91 years. Lova grew

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bly obit pic Charles M. Bly Charles M. Bly, 70, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at Unity Point Health Des Moines Methodist. Charles was born Nov. 3, 1943, in Pleasantville, to Clarence and Mercedese Bly. He was a building engineer for Central Life Insurance. Charles always

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Death Notice-Lova Storm

    April 8, 2014

AP Video
Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Horseless Carriage Introduced at NY Auto Show Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Beau Biden Plans 2016 Run for Del. Governor Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Obama: 8 Million Healthcare Signups Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military Holder: Americans Stand With KC Mourners
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Which service of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce do you believe is most beneficial for its membership?

Legislative lobbying
Promotional material publication
Educational programs for the community
     View Results