Joni A Schrock, age 79 years, 8 months, and 17 days, of Huntsville, Ark., passed away peacefully at his home surrounded with his family on April 27, 2022.

Joni was born Aug. 8, 1942, to the late Amos and Lydia Schrock at Thomas, Okla. 

Joni spent his childhood days helping his parents on the farm, southeast of Thomas. He attended grade school at Jefferson School District. He accepted Christ in his youth and was baptized. He became a member of Zion Amish Mennonite Church in Thomas, Okla. On March 24, 1963, he married Edith Mae Yoder and they enjoyed 49 years and 7 months together. They lived on the Ike Yoder farm and there raised their family. Joni took special interest in the church school and planned may field trips for them. He was involved and enjoyed prison ministry at the Watonga and Hinton Oklahoma prison facilities. For eight years, Joni and Edith served at Calvary Bible School as cooks and maintenance. He treasured those times and enjoyed the interaction with the youth.

In October 2009, Joni and Edith moved to Huntsville, Ark. There they became members of Lighthouse of Faith Church. Joni enjoyed a more relaxed pace of life and shifted from farming to a small cattle operation. His children and grandchildren meant a lot to him, and he faithfully gave them cards every year on their birthdays. His freezer was always well stocked with Braum’s ice cream for his family any time they stopped by.

Joni was known for his love of relationships and helping wherever he could. Many times, after church, school, or family activities, he would have a candy shoot with his air cannon for the children. He went to many auctions and frequently gifted family and friends with creative auctions items he thought they might enjoy.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth and wife, Gina, of Partridge, Kan., and Kevin and wife, Christina, of Huntsville, Ark.; and two daughters, Karen Swartzentruber and husband, Daniel, of Hindsville, Ark., and Kaylene Nolt and husband, John, of Perkins, Okla.; 17 beloved grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Laura Schrock of Thomas, Okla., and Irene Yoder of Ligonier, Ind.; one uncle, Jonny Jr. Yoder of Hutchinson, Kan.; and one aunt, Viola Wingard of Montezuma, Ga. Preceding him in death were his beloved wife, Edith Mae; his only sibling and brother, Truman Schrock; a sister-in-law, Alice Mae Schrock; and his parents.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 2, 2022, at the Lighthouse of Faith Mennonite Church, Ed Yoder officiated. 

Pallbearers were Dwight Swartzentruber, Roxton Schrock, Thomas Schrock, Luke Nolt, Terrell Schrock, Caleb Nolt and Theodore Schrock. 

Interment followed services at the Lighthouse of Faith Church Cemetery.

Services were entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.