Louise Emerson Schrock

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, December 2, 1919
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

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.

Memorial Contributions: 

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.


May your abundance of memories bring comfort to your hearts.

With love to your entire family. Louise’s Children, each who we have known
and care about. To all her grandchildren, the loss of a grand parent is
always painful. Louise was a gracious woman who Dan and I have always enjoyed being with. She will be missed. A
Fine Democrat as well.

Thoughts and prayers on your loss...

Please know that I am grateful to have met Louise and for her Tolbert family memories that she shared with me.

Oh, how I loved Aunt Louise's candor. Truly a lady.

To the family of Louise Emerson, please accept my sincere condolences for your great loss. The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult challenges we could ever face. This scripture brought me comfort when I lost a loved one and I hope it can do the same for your family. (Psalm 34:18) May God give you comfort and the strength to endure through this difficult time.

My sincere sympathy to both the Emerson Family and the Schrock family. Louise was a very great lady and will be missed by both families.

The "Greatest Generation" of Americans was such because of people like Louise Emerson Schrock. What a life she made for herself. What a impact she had! Also among so many other things she was a very energetic and committed Democrat.

John and Toby, even though expected, still very hard we know. Deep sympathies for your loss but celebrate a life well lived. Thinking of you and all your family.

She was a Beautiful Lady, inside and out. May your wonderful memories sustain you.

We attend Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Louise and Don often asked about my mother, Martha Shamp Whittier, who they knew from high school in Apple Creek. I believe Mom also knew Cliff. Mom just passed on Sept 5 . She would have been 97 on Sept 26. We held a fondness and had great respect for your Mom and for Don, pillars of the church and the community. Our sympathies to your family.

My thoughts and prayers have been with the entire Emerson Family! I have fond memories of Louise that date back to my school days, I was in Susette's class and spent time at the Emerson Farm. She was an amazing woman, and one that I looked up to and enjoyed our conversations and fellowship! She will be deeply missed by so many! May the good Lord be with each of us as we
mourn the passing of this beautiful Lady!!!

So sad to hear your mom has passed. I have so many good memories of her when I was at Waynedale High. Makes me smile. She would be proud of how you kids took care of her in her later years. My prayers are with all of you. May she rest in peace.

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