A funeral service for Joyce Ruth Schochler, age 79, of Rusk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Snidow officiating. Burial will follow at Sardis-Edgefield Cemetery.
Ms. Schochler passed away February 7, 2017 at her residence. She was born March 30, 1937 in Maydelle, TX to the late Homer D. and Geraldine Marie Hanson Berry. Ms. Schochler was a member of the Sardis Baptist Church, worked 30 years for Medical Center Pharmacy in Houston as a bookkeeper and retired from Haley Plumbing Company in Houston. She loved sewing, quilting, fishing, and traveling via cruises.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Joe Schochler, brothers, Joe Homer Berry and Johnny Paul Berry. She is survived by three daughters, Karon Ruth O'Gorman of Rusk, Katherine Ann Gregory of Houston, TX, Kimberly Sue Vasquez of Pearland, TX, son, Joe Alton Schochler Jr. of Pearland, two sisters, Betty Ann Gowin of Rusk, Glenda Bell Youngblood and husband George Nicholas of Cleveland, TX, sister-in-law, Carmen Sue Berry Shields of Maydelle, eleven grandchildren, John Allen Watson, Andrew Alton Watson, Jackie Whitson O'Gorman, Sarah Ruth Staten, Melissa Kay Maples, Matthew Dean Patrick, Arielle Schochler, Brandy Schochler, Steven James Schochler, Bradley Thomas Hinson and Emilia Yvette Vasquez, nine great grandchildren, Eduardo Cardenas, Joseph Diaz, Oliver Thomas Hinson, Savana Bowman, Kason Drew Bowman, Mia Watson, Joseph Watson, Aurora Staten, Ariel Staten and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers will include Steven Schochler, Matthew Patrick, Andrew Watson, Bradley Hinson, Jackie O'Gorman and Eduardo Cardinas. Honorary pallbearers will be John Gowin and Brandon Wright. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2017 at the funeral home.
Published on February 8, 2017