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.