Born on May 31, 1947, in Columbus, Indiana, Jon Hancher graduated from
Jackson Township High School in Decatur County. He then went to Maryville
College in Tennessee where he played both baseball and basketball. After
graduation, he returned to Indiana and began teaching in Shelby County.
Jon married Judith Jacob in 1971. The couple later moved to Franklin County,
Indiana, where Jon taught and coached women’s basketball for many years. Jon
was an advocate for women’s high school sports and loved coaching. He was
especially proud of the FCHS team that he coached to semi-state, losing a close
game to Cathedral.
Jon passed away on January 10, 2022. As a legacy to him, his wife has established
the Jon Hancher Memorial Scholarship within the Franklin County Community
Foundation. When income is available from the endowment, it will begin granting
annual scholarships to female students graduating from Franklin County High
School who have been involved in Franklin County High School athletics.
The David & Marjorie Barrett Family Operations Endowment was established in 2003 to provide support for the operations of the Franklin County Community Foundation.