Minnie Frances Stockfleth Shrode, 92, of Elizabethtown, passed away Dec. 25, 2013, at Helmwood Healthcare in Elizabethtown.
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She was born Jun 25, 1921, in Fort Worth, Texas, to the late Elbert H. and Louise C. (Pritchett) Stockfleth. At a young age, she relocated with the family to Evansville, Ind., where Minnie graduated from high school and attended college at the University of Evansville. She married Jack W. Shrode Sr. on July 10, 1942.
She was a graduate of Central State College in Edmond, Okla., and taught physical education and sixth grade for a number of years in Oklahoma City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack W. Shrode Sr.; her brother, Donald "Pete" Stockfleth; and her sister, Dorothy Admire.
She is survived by two sons, Jack Shrode Jr. and his wife, Trecia, of Elizabethtown and John Shrode of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Jeffrey and his wife, Kelly, Shrode of Louisville, Jason Shrode of Dallas, Jared Shrode and his fiancee, Emily, of Austin, Texas, and Angela Drelleck and her husband, Josh, of Fort Drum, N.Y.; and two great-grandchildren, Emily and Jonathan Shrode of Louisville.
Mrs. Shrode's wishes were to be cremated. A service will be held at a later date.
Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home in Louisville is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The News-Enterprise on Dec. 31, 2013