Violet May (Shrock) Hostetler, beloved wife of Dwight Edward Hostetler, was born on July 20, 1942 to Paul and Anna (Kropf) Shrock at Geneseo, Illinois.
She peacefully passed away at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri on June 3, 2018 at the age of 75 years, 10 months and 14 days due to complications of congestive heart failure.
She was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 2 ½, living with it for over 73 years. After having a heart attack and triple bypass surgery in 2001, she recovered to a new normal. Since then, she was hospitalized with pneumonia 14 times due to a weakened heart and lungs.
She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in her youth and was baptized in the Amish Mennonite Church, to which faith she remained faithful until her death. Her vibrant faith in the Lord was a testimony and inspiration to her family, friends, former pupils she taught and those she came in contact with.
On June 23, 1968, she was united in marriage to Dwight Hostetler, sharing the joys and sorrows of married life for almost 50 years.
She will be greatly missed by her sorrowing husband, 2 sons, Lynford & wife Eva, Miller, Missouri, Wilford & wife Katrina, Berryville, Arkansas, 2 daughters, Louise and LeVere of the home, 12 grandchildren, Wendy Hostetler, Wanda and husband Jason Hostetler, Matthew Hostetler and wife Claudia, Mahlon Hostetler and wife Sherry, Sharlene and husband Justin Miller, Sherita and Special Friend Eric Kempf, all of Miller, Missouri, Melissa and husband Jesse Kropf, Melrose and husband Josh Kropf, Grant Hostetler, Clint Hostetler, Clark Hostetler, Wilson Hostetler, all of Berryville, Arkansas, 6 great-grandchildren, Jasanda, Jevon, Audrey, Alivia, Melita and Morgan. Also surviving are 1 brother and 3 sisters, Victor Shrock and wife Virginia, Rosemary and husband Ervin Kropf, Edith and husband Delbert Hostetler, Ethel and husband Lyle Hostetler.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Paul and Anna (Kropf) Shrock, 1 sister Leanna Pauline and 1 brother Virgil Shrock.