Sister Jane Miriam Hancock, OSU, December 3, 1923-April 6, 2017

Maple Mount — Sister Jane Miriam Hancock, 93, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died April 6, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 75th year of religious life. She was a native of Waverly, Ky.

Sister Jane Miriam was always positive about the future, and took great joy in being an educator for more than 50 years. She was always a top seller of raffle tickets each year for the Mount Saint Joseph Picnic to benefit the retired sisters.

She taught in Kentucky at St. Peter of Alcantara School, Stanley (1944-45, 1964-65), Sts. Joseph and Paul School, Owensboro (1945-52), St. Sebastian School, Calhoun (1952-53), St. Brigid School, Vine Grove (1953-56), St. Margaret Mary School, Louisville (1957-58 and 1959-62), Holy Cross School, Holy Cross (1962-64), St. Pius Tenth School, Owensboro (1965-69), St. Francis School, Loretto (1969-70), St. Charles Junior High School (1970-84) and Marion County High School (1984-94), both in Lebanon. After her retirement in 1994, she continued to work as a substitute teacher in the Owensboro Catholic Schools.

Survivors include a sister, Margaret Louise Coshan, Ontario, Canada; nieces and nephews, and the members of her religious community.

The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 10, at Mount Saint Joseph, where visitation will begin Sunday, April 9, at 4 p.m., with a wake service following at 6:30 p.m.

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematorium, Owensboro, is handling arrangements.

Gifts in memory of Sister Jane Miriam may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.


  1. doug o'daniel

    us catholics have lost a wonderful religious woman with a dedication background no one could possibably follow,i am proud to have had her as a teacher at st.charles junior high school in st.mary’s,near lebanon,ky.our sympathy and condolences go out to her family and loved ones.may her soul rest in peace.doug o’daniel

  2. Lynn Marie Bowling

    Very good teacher! Enjoyed being in her class. She was always full of spirit. Always had a smile for everyone. She will be greatly missed! Rest in peace Sister Jane Miriam!

  3. Brother Gabriel Monarch, O.H.

    Oh what fond memories of Sister Jane Miriam, my first grade teacher in 1949 at Sts. Joseph and Paul Parish. I so vividly remember the building as it was located right next to St. Joseph’s Church next to sacristy. It later became the convent and today I think it has been torn down…We Monarch boys always were serving Mass and good old Monsignor Braun was the pastor…strict but loveable…Sister Jane will always be remembered by me until someday I’ll join her in heaven.

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