Ada Pauline Schrock, age 88, of Archbold, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 24, 2011, at Greencroft Health Care in Goshen, Ind.
She was a loving wife and mother, a hard-working homemaker and a faithful follower of Christ.
Ada was born June 26, 1923, near Pettisville, the daughter of Aaron and Anna (Rupp) Frey. She married Joseph M. Schrock on Aug.12, 1950. He preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2000.
Ada and Joe operated her father’s farm near Pettisville until 1964, when they moved with their five children to Zone, where she and the kids assisted Joe in the care and maintenance of the Franklin Township School.
During that time, Ada was also a bus driver for Archbold Schools. On retirement, Ada and Joe moved to Archbold.
Ada was a charter member and elder of Zion Mennonite Church.
She is survived by five children: Joseph S. (Mary) Schrock of Goshen, Ind.; Thomas (Cheryl) Schrock of Adrian, Mich.; Norma (Bruce) Hershberger of Canton; Ann Mooney of Portland, Ore., and Douglas (Sarah) Schrock of Fayette; 10 grandchildren; and one sister, Velma Kamp of Archbold.
Ada was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Aurelius, Elias, Jesse and A. Dale Frey; and six sisters, Mary Louise Frey, Agnes Schmucker, Violet Aeschliman, Bertha Stuckey, Grace Short and Ivah Beck.
Memorial services were held yesterday, Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at the Zion Mennonite Church with Pastors Jeff Kauffman and Mona Sauder officiating. Gravesides services were held at 10 a.m. in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold was entrusted with the arrangements. www.ShortFuneralHome.com.