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Obituary: Edith Joanna (Shrock) Hostetler, 70, of Nashville


Edith Joanna (Shrock) Hostetler, beloved wife of Delbert John Hostetler, was born on March 11, 1949, at Tampico, IL to Paul and Anna Shrock. She peacefully passed away on June 6, 2019, from Endometrial Cancer at Hope4Cancer clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, at the age of 70 years, 2 months, and 26 days.

In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and was baptized on the confession of her faith. She was a faithful member of the Mineral Springs Amish-Mennonite Church at the time of her death. On Sept. 10, 1967, she was united in marriage to Delbert Hostetler at Tampico, IL. They shared the joys and sorrows of marriage for over 51 years. To this union were born 6 sons and 3 daughters. In 1977 she with her family moved to Nashville, AR where she resided at the time of her death. She faithfully filled her role as Wife, Mom, & Grandma including minister’s wife when her husband was ordained to the ministry and bishop.

She will be greatly missed by her sorrowing husband, 6 sons, and 3 daughters; Anthony of Marianna, AR and wife Laureen of Windyville, MO, Sid and wife Lorena of Hartman, AR, Renee and husband Elmer Kropf of Hereford, AZ, Greg and wife Carmen of Hotchkiss, CO, Renita and husband Amos Kropf of DeKalb, TX, Rod and wife Irene of Ozan, AR, Rosie of the home, Rudy and wife Joelle of Nashville, AR, Ricky and wife Kimberly of Nashville, AR; 35 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Leanna Pauline and Violet, 1 brother, Virgil, 2 granddaughters, Jewell and Allison, and 3 great grandchildren.

Mom always had a special place in her heart for babies and small children. Grandchildren’s birthdays were never forgotten.

We were so blessed to have had our Mom for these many years. We treasure the many memories, even of the last 14 months since she was diagnosed with stage 4 Endometrial Cancer. During those months she spent many days at clinics and hospitals in various places for treatments. While receiving treatment in Mexico, Mom made many new friends and impacted numerous lives. We praise God that while she had much discomfort, many needles, and unpleasant times she was spared from having much pain even at her passing. These months were spent in an all-family battle against her disease which included many prayers, hugs, tears, and even times of laughter. Because of her illness, treatment times, and more family time spent together, we have made many precious memories and know that we will truly never be the same again.

We are grateful to God for Mom’s testimony during this time and pray the many lives touched will bring glory to Him. Her departing testimony especially blessed her husband.

The family wishes to thank each one for coming and sharing your kind words, love, prayers, financial support, and food during the time of her illness and passing.

A special thank you goes to the local church for your support, patience, prayers, and much help that was given during this time away from home doctoring and at the time of her passing

Visitation was Tuesday, June 11, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Nashville Funeral Home; Wednesday, 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 P.M. at the Mennonite School. Funeral will be on Thursday, June 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at the Mineral Springs Amish Mennonite Church.

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