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Julie Christine Strieff-Hancock

Julie Christine Strieff-Hancock
  • August 20, 1947 - December 23, 2021
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“She was a wonderful teacher and beautiful person, I had her for Creative Writing at Harper Creek. I remember a time when she encouraged me to send...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Stephanie Nichols-Moore - MI

“A beautiful person, wife, teacher and friend to so many. She will be missed. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Patricia Slayton - Ceresco, MI

“She was a very sweet lady and one of my favorite teachers ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Lisa Harvey - Battle Creek, MI

“Our beautiful (inside and out) Julie! I can't imagine life on earth without you and your incredible, dry wit; your huge heart and endearing spirit. ...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Julee Wingo - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry to hear of the loss of a great lady. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: James Borton - Grand Rapids, MI


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Julie Christine Strieff-Hancock, 74, of Battle Creek died at home after a six year battle with Multiple Myeloma.

Julie was born August 20, 1947 in Battle Creek, Michigan the daughter of Henry Andrew and Florence Louise (Brockway) Strieff. She was a 1965 graduate of Harper Creek High School and Homecoming Queen. Julie earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Central Michigan University. She taught Freshman English and Journalism at Harper Creek High School, retiring after 34 years.

Julie Christine Strieff was united in marriage to Robert Dean Hancock on July 7, 1995 in Battle Creek. Surviving are her husband, Bob; step-daughter, Jessica (Andy) Eldridge of Battle Creek; two granddaughters, Mya and Clare Eldridge; a sister, Janie D. Kirsch of Angels Camp, CA; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families and her dogs and companions, Sugar and Junior. Julie was preceded in death by her parents Florence and Henry Strieff.

Julie enjoyed reading, flower and vegetable gardening, hunting for antiques, going to Vegas and spending time with her granddaughters. Julie will be remembered as a woman who cared deeply about others and was compassionate about the welfare of animals.

A memorial service to celebrate Julie's life will be announced later. Memorial contributions may be made to Companion Cats, P.O. Box 2568, Battle Creek, MI 49016, 269-753-5594 or http://www.CompanionCats.com.