In Memory

Ann Benner (Hancook) - Class Of 1966

Ann Benner (Hancook)

Ann C. Hancook, 45, of West Lafayette, formerly of Carroll County, died Nov. 13, 1993, in St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center after battling cancer for two years.
  She was born Nov. 26, 1947, in Logansport.  She was raised on a farm in Carroll County, and graduated from Delphi Community High School in 1966.  Her marriage was on July 5, 1969, to Steven K. Hancook, who survives.
  She was associate dean in the Purdue University School of Consumer and Family Sciences, and assistant director of the Cooperative Extension Service.
  She received a bachelor degree in home economics in 1970 from Indiana University, and a master's degree in family arts in 1976 from St. Francis College in Fort Wayne.  She received her doctorate in instructional research and development from Purdue in 1983.
  She began her 23 year career with the Extension Service in 1970 as a home economist in Kosciusko County.
  She led in the development of the recently established Center for Families in the Department of Child Development and Family Studies.
  Among the awards and honors she received is the Special Recognition Award from the Purdue Extension Specialists Association in 1980 for a program she developed called Dollar Sense.
  Other honors include the Sagamore of the Wabash, selection in 1988 to the national speakers bureau of Epsilon Sigma Phi, the national extension fraternity, and the fraternity's Distinguished Service Award this year.
  She was co-founder and past vice president of the National Association of Leadership Educators, and a member of the National Association of Women in Education.
  Also surviving are her mother, Katherine Benner of Delphi; a brother, Patrick Benner of Constantine, Mich.; and a sister, Kathleen Fredrick of Modesto, Calif.
  Services were Monday in West Lafayette.
  Memorials may be made to the Ann C. Hancook Memorial Fund in the School of Consumer and Family Sciences; Ann C. Hancook Scholarship, or The Camp Tecumseh Campership Fund.
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, November 17, 1993