Friday, November 04, 2005

Memorial Planned for Schrock Children

This is an update on the Schrock family and the current plans for a memorial for the children that perished in a traffic accident in Washington state.
Community preparing memorial for crash victims
05:48 PM PST on Thursday, November 3, 2005

Rob Kauder /

SPOKANE - Friends and family of five children killed in a head-on collision Tuesday night north of Spokane have begun preparing services to reflect on the lives of Carmen, Jana, Corrina, Jerrill and Creig Schrock.
The five children were killed in a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon along Highway 395 near Hatch Road north of Spokane. According to investigators, a truck driven by 55-year-old Cliff Helm of Deer Park crossed the centerline and slammed head-on into a truck driven by the children's father, 38-year-old Jeffrey Schrock of Chewelah.
The family will be holding a viewing of the children on Sunday at 4 pm at the Pine Grove Mennonite Church. On Monday funeral services for the children will be held at 10 am at the Calvary Chapel of Spokane, located at 511 West Hastings.
Following the services the funeral procession will drive to the Pine Grove Mennonite Chirch where the Schrock children will be the first to be buried in the church's new cemetary.
Family friends Dan and Ruth Hertzler remember the oldest of the children, Carmen, as being open, friendly and loved to sing. Her sister Jana was very studious; a good student who loved attending school and reading.
While Jana was quiet her younger sister Corrina, the middle child in the family, was considered very active and outgoing; “if you ever read ‘Winnie the Pooh’, she's Tigger."
Jerrill was a year away from beginning school and was just as friendly and outgoing as his sister Corina. He loved playing with his two-year-old brother Creig who was outgoing and loved jellybeans.
The children's father, Jeff Schrock, is recovering at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, where he is listed in serious condition. His wife Carolyn is pregnant and is expecting the family's sixth child in six weeks.
Schrock Memorial Fund
You can donate money in care of:Jeff Schrock Fund, Pine Grove Mennonite Church, 2784 A. Clarke Rd, Chewelah, WA 99109