Bloomington_ Shirley Ann Schrock 84
of Bloomington passed away at 1:44 A.M. November, 13, 2012 at
Heartland Health Care Center, Normal.
She was a member of Trinity
Lutheran Church, Bloomington where her funeral will be at 1 P.M.
Friday (November 16, 2012) with Pastor Chris Nitzel
officiating. Entombment will be at Park Hill Mausoleum in
Bloomington.Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the
church. Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran School,
Bloomington, IL, Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington, IL, or
Living Hope Christian Church, Downs, IL. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman
Memorial Home in Bloomington is handling arrangements.
She was born July 28, 1928 in
Gilman, IL. She grew up on a farm there with her parents Charles
and Elizabeth (Heppe) Spray. She married Donald Schrock on July 1,
1950 in Kankakee, IL. He died April 15, 2003.
Surviving are three sons, Jeffrey
(Charlene) of Homer,Ohio ,Gary of Bloomington, Clifford (Mary) of
Stratford, Connecticut; six grandchildren,Christina, Patricia,
Jeffrey Jr., Beth, Gary Jr., and Joelle and eight great
She was preceded in death by her
parents, daughter Madonna, and sister Dorothy and a brother
Shirley graduated from Kankakee
High School in 1946.
She worked as a switchboard
operator for the phone company while attending Gallagher Business
School. Later Shirley graduated from Beautician School. Shirley was
hired by the Federal government, with positions in Social Security,
Federal Crop Insurance, and I.R.S for over a 35 year period before
retiring. During this time she worked part time with her husband
with Jewel Shopping Service, and set up a home beauty shop called,
"Shirl's Cuts and Curls," where she would cut hair for her many
friends and relatives, her two famous hairstyles being the "cut de
coup" and "the Shirley perm."
Shirley liked to read, keep up on
current events, and research family history. She was not afraid to
issue an opinion as she did when the Pantagraph was going through
changes in 2002 and decided not to run area and local high school
graduate names any more. Editorial page editor, Bill Wills wrote
about her position on June 23, 2002, and put Shirley on the papers
"Most Valued Readers" list. The following year and to this day the
high school graduates names are back and running.
Shirley often said, "I married Don
for his money, he married me for my good look; we both got
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