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Melita Jane Hancock, 69, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. She was born March 18, 1947, in Greensburg, the daughter of W. Harold and Thelma Jane (Edward) Hancock.
Melita was a 1965 graduate of Greensburg High School and a 1971 graduate of Purdue University.
Melita was an actress and singer and performed in various T.V. shows and movies. She performed at Supper Clubs, including the Terris Hilton and the Beverly Hills. Melita was also a teacher at Headstart in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Her memberships included the United Methodist Church of Greensburg, Psi Iota Xi, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Television and Screen Acting.
Survivors include her siblings, Michelin Rieman and Mark Hancock; nieces and nephews, Michael Hancock, Matthew (Somer) Hancock, Randi Rieman-Johns, Rae (Ben) Braughton, Keith Hancock, William Hancock, and Katherine Stuelke; great-nieces and nephews, Emma Hancock, Mia Hancock, Carson Johns, Eric Braughton, Sophie Rieman, and Benjamin Braughton.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gary Michael Hancock.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home with Rev. David Bourne officiating. Burial will follow at the Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg, Illinois.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.
Published on January 9, 2017
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