Service measured not by GOLD,
but by the GOLDEN RULE
APPLE CREEK – Louise Emerson Schrock, 98, of Apple Creek passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at her home.
Louise Emerson Schrock was born December 2, 1919, near Overton, Ohio. She was the oldest of five children born to Roy and Anna Smith. Louise was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Keith Smith and Claire Smith and a sister Carol " Peggy" Burns. She is survived by her youngest brother, Mike Smith of Naples, Florida.
Louise graduated from Apple Creek High School and attended Wooster Business College. As a young woman, Louise worked several different jobs including the Apple Creek State Hospital, Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton and the Federal Building in Cleveland.
In 1941, Louise married Clifford Emerson and together they raised four children including sons John (Toby) Emerson of Apple Creek, Steve (Julie) Emerson of Seattle, Washington and James (Dianne Morrison) Emerson of Apple Creek and her daughter, Susette Eaves of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her first child, Janice Sue, died at 6 months old and Louise carried a remembrance of her in her wallet the rest of her life. In 1993, Clifford preceded Louise in death after 52 years of marriage. In 1999, at the age of 80, Louise married Donald Schrock. He passed away in 2014.
Louise worked hard as a mother and a dairy farmer’s wife. Her family was very important to her and she loved spending time with all of them. Louise has 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren who she dearly loved. She also loved animals and allowed her children to have lots of pets growing up. She especially liked cats and her beloved cat Betsy survives her.
Louise was the oldest living member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Apple Creek where she was an active member and served on many church committees.
Friends will be received Friday, September 21, 2018 from 5-8:00 p.m. at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 68 W. Main St., Apple Creek with the Rev. Stephen Broache officiating. Burial will be in the Apple Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 68 W. Main St., Apple Creek, OH 44606.
The Emerson family wants to express their greatest gratitude to her private care givers who enabled her to live in her home, to Hospice who made her passing comfortable and a big shout out to Guerne Hts. Drive In where she liked to eat ice cream. Thank you! She will be missed, however she had a glorious long life.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or St. Peters United Church of Christ, 68 W. Main St., Apple Creek, OH 44606
Friday, September 21, 2018 from 5-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 68 W. Main St., Apple Creek.