Clark County Clipper, September 13, 1928

(Eva Velletta Hancock-Blalock)

Eva Velletta Hancock, daughter of Allen Wesley and Mary Hancock, was born November the 20th, 1869 near Hancock, Ind., and departed this life on September the 5th, 1928 in Ashland, Kansas, at the age of 58 years, 10 months, and 15 days.

When about fourteen years of age she gave her heart to Christ and united with the Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal Church near De Pauw, Ind.

On the 30th day of August 1894 she was united in the Holy bonds of Matrimony to Baron De Kalb Blalock at Corydon, Ind.  To this union two children were born, Mrs. W. L. Stateler of Minneola, Kansas and John Blalock also of Minneola, Kansas.

In March 1909 the family came west to Minneola, Kansas, where they resided until in the spring of 1917 at which time they moved to Guymon, Oklahoma, and from there they returned to Minneola in the  spring of 1920, then to Ashland, Kansas, in the fall of 1926, where the family had resided since that time.

Mrs. Blalock has been a loyal member of the Methodist Church all he rife, and those who knew her best regarded her as a true follower of Jesus Christ, he Lord, whom she loved and served through the years, and their faith on her eternal salvation is unquestionable.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Ashland at the time of her death.  She was an artist and many have been blessed and inspired by the beautiful paintings which were made by her faithful hands.  She was a lover of flowers and most always kept a fine variety in her yard and home which blessed those who came.

She died as she had lived a quiet and easy death, death being caused by heart failure.  How fitting was the end of one such as she; for she did not deserve to suffer, having lived as she had.

She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, two children as named above, one brother, Mr. Henry E. Hancock of Marengo, Ind., three grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends.

There were two funeral services, one was conducted by her pastor, Rev. R. L. Foster, in the home at Ashland, the other in the Minneola Methodist Episcopal Church by Rev. Ernest A. Hull, Pastor of the Church and Rev. R. L. Foster of the Ashland Church and interment was made in the Minneola Cemetery on Friday, September the 7th at 4:30 p.m.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ November 1, 2005.


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