Janet Rae Millen Schrock

Funeral services for Janet Schrock, 80, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2015 at Lawrence Free Methodist Church. Burial will be at Union Valley Cemetery, rural Scandia, KS on Tuesday, March 10. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Medicalodges in Eudora, Kansas after a long battle with Multiple System Atrophy, a rare degenerative neurological disorder.

She was born near Scandia, Kansas, on October 31, 1934 to Howard Glen and Velda (Banks) Millen. She attended a country school near Republic, Kansas, for several years and later grade school in Republic and graduated from Republic High School. She graduated from Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, with a degree in Music Education and attended summer school at the University of Kansas where she met her future husband. She was a life member of the international honorary music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota. She taught primary grades music for three years in WaKeeney, Kansas, and junior high music for three years at Lincoln Junior High School in Charleston, West Virginia, after which she retired from teaching to raise her family. She taught piano lessons in her home for many years in Charleston, West Virginia and Princeton Junction, New Jersey. She taught the primary grades Sunday school class at Westerly Road Church in Princeton for over twenty years. She also taught the children’s group in Bible Study Fellowship for many years. She sang in the church choirs in Charleston and Lawrence. She was a member of the Lawrence Free Methodist Church and a former member of Westerly Road Church in Princeton.

She married Wayne Edwin Schrock on September 6, 1959, in the Republic Evangelical United Brethren Church. They shared more than 55 years of marriage. He survives in Lawrence, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Allen. Other survivors include their three sons, Douglas, Lawrence, Kansas, Daryl (Denise), Stockton, California, and David (Jennifer), Lone Tree, Colorado, and three grandchildren, Ryan, Carly, and Logan. She is also survived by her brother, Arlo and his wife, Sherry, Overland Park, Kansas, two nieces and two nephews.

The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 8 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence Free Methodist Church Mission Fund, 3001 Lawrence Avenue, Lawrence, KS or Grace Hospice, 1420 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 202, Lawrence, KS 66049 or may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 West 13th Street, Lawrence, KS, 66044.

18 Condolences

  1. Claire Abernathy on March 6, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy for your loss of your mother, Doug. May the peace from memories of your mom comfort you and your family in the days ahead.

  2. Betty O'Neill on March 6, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Dear Doug and family:
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom…such a very nice lady. We are thinking of you and feeling your sorrow. Blessings to you, your Dad and your brothers.

  3. Kenneth Brewer on March 6, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Very sorry to hear of this, Wayne. Godspeed for her. Condolences to you and your families.

    Ken Brewer.

  4. Marty Sacks on March 7, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Very sorry to hear about Janet. Leslie and I send our sincere condolences to you and yur family.

  5. Debby Fattaahi on March 7, 2015 at 11:27 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Janet, especially our days in choir together. She will be dearly missed. May the good Lord cover your entire family with a blanket of fond memories over the coming days and grant you peace.

  6. Joe Benci on March 7, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Dear Wayne and Family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May fond family memories help you through this time.

    Carol and Joe Benci

  7. Cass DiNolti on March 7, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Janet. You and your family are in my prayers.

  8. Dick & Susan Troell on March 7, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Our most sincere sympathies to you and your family. We are completely confident the sweet Lord Jesus will take you graciously through this difficult time. May the peace of God comfort you in every respect. Keep looking up, our Redemption draweth nigh!!
    Ps 116:15

  9. Paula Mullaney on March 7, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of your Mom, Doug…. Sending up prayers for you and your family.

  10. Eric And Annetta Davidson on March 8, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Heartfelt condolences to all the Schrocks and the Millens. What wonderful memories we have from such great family love. The common denominator of faith in Christ is a wonderful uniting force for our families and a tremendous comfort in times of sorrow and loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Blessings.

  11. Kierstan Boyd on March 8, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Doug, so sorry to learn about your mom’s passing. Hope you and your family find peace soon.

  12. Amanda Hairston on March 9, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    My thoughts are with you and your family Doug! That was a beautiful slideshow!

  13. Lillie McKinney on March 9, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    May God give you comfort and peace at this time. My condolences on the your loss.

  14. Harshad Thakkar on March 9, 2015 at 1:45 pm


    Our heartfelt sympathy on loss of Janet, your lifelong partner.
    Condolences to you and the family. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

    May our prayers and her sweet memories comfort you in these times

    Harshad Thakkar and family

  15. Alexei Tarassov on March 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    To Mr. Schrock, Doug, Daryl, and Dave…

    Know that amongst the fondest memories I’ve collected in this lifetime, they have been with you and your family through many important times and years.

    Friends, Friendship Bread, and Sunday afternoon Waffles…unending generosity and always a comfortable, welcoming home to spend time in.

    Praying for solace, and the knowledge of the promise of heartfelt comfort, in one-day re-uniting in the permanence of friendships.

    Thank God for your mother, and for her influence in cultivating you all.


  16. Prakash Bantwal on March 11, 2015 at 7:04 pm


    Please accept our heartfelt condolences. You and and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Paki and Shobhan Bantwal

  17. Heather Ost-Wilber on March 19, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Dear Schrock and Millen Family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of Janet. She was a great Lady.
    Our Prayers and thoughts going to towards her family.

    Our Love
    Heather and Andrew Wilber, Becky “Roe”-Ost and Brice Ost
    Bill and Verla Roe and Family

  18. Leeann squire on March 24, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    dear Doug & family:
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I watched your beautiful tribute video & it showed such a full life. I know there is nothing I can say to you right now to ease your sorrow & your pain, but I like to think she is in a beautiful place where she can happily watch over all of you and she is with her family that has gone before her & most of all she is pain free now….
    You and your mom are in my prayers

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