Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

November 19, 2012

Ruth Kathlene Shrock

GOSHEN — Ruth Kathlene Shrock, 97, of Goshen, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday at Courtyard of Goshen, where she had been staying the past five weeks.  

She was born on Sept. 12, 1915, in Shelbyville, to Niles P. and Lydia (Kropf) Yoder. On June 24, 1934, in Shipshewana she married John E. Shrock. He preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 1969.

Surviving are three sons, Paul (Lucille) Shrock and Marion (Diane) Shrock, both of Goshen; Carl (Judy) Shrock of Middlebury; nine grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Yoder of Port Richey, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; a daughter, Rosetta Shrock; two grandsons, Frankie Shrock and Keith Wallace; a sister, Luella Lantz; and three brothers, Lawrence, Roy and Robert Yoder.

She was a homemaker and a member of Griner Mennonite Church, where she had been active in the sewing circle.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Griner Mennonite Church, Middlebury. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service on Friday also at Griner Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by the Revs. Robert Riegsecker and Harley Troyer.

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Griner Mennonite Church.  

Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

 

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