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Ruth Edith (Culp) (Kropf) Schrock was born February 3, 1956 and died March 21, 2015, at the River Bend Hospital in Springfield, OR, after battling with cancer of the liver for five years. She passed away peacefully with her husband at her side. She was born in Strasburg, PA, to G. Richard and Mary (Powell) Culp. She also lived in Iowa, Indiana, and later in Oregon. As a teenager, she was baptized into the Mennonite church in Harrisburg, OR. At the time of her passing, she was a faithful member at the Halsey Mennonite Church. During her teenage years, she worked as a receptionist in her father's medical practice. She married Samuel Kropf of Harrisburg, OR, May 7, 1976. To this marriage was born three children. Sam was killed in a farming accident in August of 1981. With the help of his family and the community, she continued operating their farm for the next five years. Ruth maintained a close relationship with Sam's family over the years since Sam's death. On May 20, 1986, she married Jason Schrock of Halsey, OR, becoming mother to his five children as well as stepping into the role of a minister's wife. She served in that capacity faithfully until her death. To this second marriage were born three more children. She was preceded in death by her mother, brother James, her first husband, and five grandchildren. She is survived by husband Jason Schrock, five sons, Jeffrey Schrock and wife Carolyn of Chewelah, WA; Marcus Schrock and wife Rhoda of Halsey; Edward Kropf and wife Julia of Chewelah, WA; Joel Schrock and wife Sara of Harrisburg, OR; and Ryan Schrock of Halsey; six daughters, Laura (Schrock) Smucker and husband John of Halsey; Esther (Schrock) Troyer and husband Lowell of Halsey; Joleen Kropf of Halsey; Judy (Kropf) Zehr and husband Raymond of Halsey; Sara (Schrock) Hooley and husband Jerrold of Chewelah, WA; and Regina Schrock of Halsey. She is also survived by twenty-seven grandchildren, her father, her brothers John and Paul, her sister Helen, and many nieces and nephews. Her family remembers her by her patience, quiet strength, and listening ear. Over the years, they also benefited from her medical knowledge and good advice. She loved to live and cherished each moment, especially during the last five years. Ruth really enjoyed travelling and had the privilege of three international trips to Poland, United Kingdom, and the Maritime Provinces of Canada after being diagnosed with cancer five years ago. She also loved the coast, lighthouses, and sunsets. She was known for her love of books and gave each child and grandchild a book at Christmas every year. The grandchildren loved coming to Grandma's for cookies, chocolate milk, and her well-stocked toy box. Ruth always gave a listening ear giving counsel to those who sought her advice. She served as matron to the girls at Bethel Bible School, Seymour, MO, for two winter terms. She will be missed, not only by her family, but also by her many friends and church community. A viewing will be from 5-8pm Wednesday at the Halsey Mennonite Church. Funeral services will be at 2pm Thursday at Halsey Mennonite Church, followed by interment at Alford Cemetery. Contributions may be made to CAM-West (Christian Aid Ministries) in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 SW Washington St., Albany, OR 97321.

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