Hancock, Elsa

On December 29, 2018, Elsa Hancock of Blacksburg, the beloved wife of Allen Hancock, passed away, following a year-long battle with cancer. Her family and friends were with her when she passed peacefully.

Elsa was born in Essington, PA. After completing her high school degree, she worked as an assistant at several law offices in Chester, PA. Following that, she was an administrative assistant at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Chester, PA for 10 years.

Her most delightful job, and one that she coveted, was that of packaging and sales assistant at Bevan’s Candles in Media, PA. She greatly enjoyed the work and took great pride in being an “unofficial member” of the Bevan family. She loved her many friends there.

Elsa was a graduate of the Penn State Master Gardener Program and enjoyed volunteer jobs in several garden clubs in the Media area. She also volunteered at the Tyler Arboretum in Media.

Elsa had an infectious personality and greatly enjoyed meeting and working with new friends She was well-liked by many people, who will greatly miss her.

Elsa lived in Media for over 40 years with her husband. She loved walks in the nearby Ridley Creek State Park and greatly enjoyed nature.

Elsa is survived by her husband, Allen; sister-in-law, Barbara Crockett; brother-in-law, Randy Crockett.

Prior to her passing, Elsa lived with her husband and family in Blacksburg, VA for the past four years. They attended Centennial Christian Church in McCoy, VA, and she was beloved by her church family. She enjoyed helping with all church activities.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service at Centennial Christian Church on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. There will also be a service in the Media, PA area at a destination and time to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity or to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org, where you will find all the information needed to make a donation. State that your gift is in “Remembrance of Elsa Hancock”, so that a thank you card may be sent.