Lida “Torchy” Schork, age 98 of Harrisburg, passed away at 11:54 AM, December 8, 2020 at Brookstone Estates surrounded by her family.
“Torchy” was born on March 12, 1922 in Harrisburg, to the late Frank and Mary (Matthews) Thomas. She married John L. Schork on November 23, 1950 and he preceded her in death on March 17, 1985. “Torchy” taught one year of elementary school in Raleigh before working in women’s fashion at Myrons. “Torchy” was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Harrisburg where she was active in the bear ministry. She was also a member of the Evergreen Garden Club, and the Class of 1940 Reunion Committee. “Torchy” was a very vibrant, independent, modern woman well before her time. She enjoyed gardening, and raising herbs, was a master bingo player and enjoyed all the activities at Brookstone Estates. She loved her daughters, her grandsons, and her great grandchildren, and enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events.
“Torchy” is survived by two daughters, Melanie Bradley and husband Ed of Marion; and Mary Winkleman and husband David of Harrisburg; four grandsons, John Bradley and wife Michelle of Marion; Josh Bradley of Marion; Dr. Matthew Winkleman and wife Dr. Laura M. of Harrisburg; and Rev. Chris Winkleman and wife Laura C. of Harrisburg; sixteen great grandchildren, Jackson Bradley, Gabriel Bradley, Caroline Bradley, Ella Bradley, Sam Winkleman, Luke Winkleman, Sarah Grace Winkleman, Noah Winkleman, Bo Winkleman, Sophie Winkleman, Issac Winkleman, Mary Beth Winkleman, Lilli Winkleman, Asher Winkleman, Austin Reach and Madison Guye; nieces, Jill Dangerfield of Ohio, and Lindsay Horton of Georgia; nephew, Stratton Thomas, and great niece Pam Pearson.
In addition to her parents, and husband John, “Torchy” was preceded in death by a son, John Matthew Schork; sisters, Hannah Lasersohn Lee and Dorothy Thomas; brother, Frank Thomas, Jr.; a niece, Jane Tuttle, and nephews, Dr. Jack Lasersohn and Crit Thomas.
Graveside services for Lida “Torchy” Schork will be held at 1 PM, Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Sunset Hill Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Tom Logsdon and Rev. Dr. Alan Rhine will officiate. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Harrisburg or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available at the cemetery.
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