Lois "Ardis" Sandrock, 83, of Port Clinton, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
She was born Sept. 27, 1924, in Fremont, the daughter of the late Wilson O. and Lois Edna (Ford) Shannon; she was a descendent of a pioneer family in Sandusky County. She graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 1943, and went to Sandusky Business College, graduating in 1945. She worked as a custodian for Port Clinton City Schools until her retirement. In the mid-1980's she was nominated "Woman of the Year" for doing community service in Port Clinton.
She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Port Clinton, where she was an organist and sang in the church choir; a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Catawba Island, where she was an organist, a Sunday school teacher, sang in the church choir, and served as the church secretary for 10 years; member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Danbury Twp., where she was an organist, sang in the church choir, and was a Sunday school teacher.
She was a member of the Catawba Island Garden Club. Her hobbies included being a4-H advisor, den leader for the cub scouts, member of the bicentennial committee for Catawba Island, and an auxiliary volunteer secretary-treasurer for Luther Home of Mercy, Williston, Ohio. She was a devoted and loving mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Edward Sandrock Jr., whom she married April 27, 1946; children, Linda E. (William) Petterson, Houston, Texas, John E. (Camille) Sandrock, Cleveland, David L. Sandrock, Columbus, James A. (Cheryl) Sandrock, Oak Harbor, Paul F. (Patti) Sandrock, Port Clinton, Thomas W. Sandrock, Columbus, and Alice A. (Richard) Chaffin, Sandusky; daughters-in-law: "Nikki" Sandrock, Pensacola, Fla., Kathy Sandrock, Virginia Beach, Va., and Cheri Sandrock, Columbus; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Eldon Shannon, Nashville, Tenn.; and sister, Martha Meggitt,Lansing, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Norman, Ford, and Warren Shannon; a sister, Janis Brady; and daughter-in-law, "Janie" Sandrock.
There will be no visitation.A memorial service will be at11 a.m. Saturday, in Peace Lutheran Church, Port Clinton; the Rev. Karl Kessler will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zenobia Shriners of Northwest Ohio, Luther Home of Mercy, Williston, in memory of Laurabelle Sandrock, or Stein Hospice.
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