Obituary : Martha Hancock; May Co. Seamstress, Thousand Oaks Resident


Martha Marguerette Hancock, a retired seamstress living in Thousand Oaks, died Tuesday after a long illness. She was 85.

Born in Topeka, Kan., Hancock moved to Southern California with her parents as a child. She worked as a seamstress for May Co. before moving to Thousand Oaks 20 years ago so she could live closer to one of her three daughters.

Hancock was fond of needlepoint and singing, according to daughter Carol Herring of Huntsville, Ala.


She is survived by her daughters, Joanna Hall of Kansas City, Mo.; Byrle Hill of Thousand Oaks; and Herring; her sister, Alice Childers of Chino; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Guardian Memorial Funeral Directors.