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Dorothy “Dori” Mae Knorr Hancock, age 69, of West Lafayette, passed away at 12:30 a.m. May 7, 2015, in Zionsville.. Dori was born on Jan. 26, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Theodore Knorr and Dorothy (Berg) Knorr Asbery. She was a graduate of Rensselaer High School, class of 1964, and she received her BA in education at St. Joseph’s College in 1986. On March 12, 1966, in Rensselaer, Dori married John Wayne Hancock; he passed away in 2010.. She enjoyed teaching at the Rensselaer Central High School and retired after 20 years of service. Dori was a member of several groups: the Good Sam’s Club Camping Group, the Jasper County Historical Society, the Red Hat Society, and the Carnegie Players in Rensselaer. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Rensselaer, Psi lota Xi of Remington, and Psi lota Xi Auxiliary of Rensselaer. Dori also served as the president/member of the Fountain Park Art Colony. In her spare time, she enjoyed painting, camping and reading. Dori loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and her beloved dog, Teddy.. She leaves behind her children, Jennifer (Bruce) Seeloff, of Zionsville, and Jared (Karla) Hancock, of Travelers Rest, South Carolina; grandchildren, Ethan, Hayden and Spencer Seeloff, of Zionsville, and Lucy Hancock, of Travelers Rest; brothers, Ted (Cathy) Knorr, of Speedway, Gerry (Donna) Knorr, of Concord, North Carolina, and Robert Knorr of Sunbury, Pennsylvania; and a sister, Sharon (Joe) Hardy, of Champaign, Illinois.. Dori was preceded in death by her husband and one sister, Karen (Al) Hancock.. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 11, at the Jackson Funeral Chapel, Rensselaer. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. at the chapel, with Rev. Woody Slade officiating. Cremation rites will be afforded, and a burial will take place at a later date.. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fountain Park Chautauqua Art Colony.
Published on  May 8, 2015
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