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Visitation

Council Grove/Dunlap United Methodist Church
Sunday June 12th, 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Memorial Service

Council Grove/Dunlap United Methodist Church
Sunday June 12th, 2022
4:00pm

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Ralph Eugene Mock

Ralph Eugene Mock, 82 years of age, was born February 17, 1940, on a farm near Melrose, Kansas to Roy and Nora Headley Mock.  On May 29, 2022, at Diversicare of Council Grove he passed away with his family by his side.

 

He attended grade school in a one room schoolhouse near Melrose and graduated from Columbus High School.  He later attended Pittsburg State University majoring in Music Education, while also being the drum major for the marching band and ROTC.  He was proud that his bachelor’s degree only cost $800.00.

 

After college he accepted his first teaching position at Wilsey High School, where he started The Wildcat Singers and directed his first of over 60 musicals “Oklahoma”.

 

On December 19, 1964, Ralph married Sharon Carl.  They resided in Wilsey, KS where they raised their three children.

 

Ralph began teaching band and vocal music at Council Grove when Wilsey High School closed.  There he created the “Bravettes” and “Brave Voices” groups.  In 1990 he was honored as a Kansas Master Teacher.

 

Ralph and Sharon spent years traveling and displaying work at Art Fairs, while also being an EMT and helping to start the ambulance service in Morris County.  His fundraising efforts brought the first “Jaws of Life” to Morris County.  He also spent many years as the choir director at the Council Grove United Methodist Church.  For 20 years, Ralph served on the Morris County Hospital Board and in more recent years start the Educational Enhancement Fund for USD 417.

 

Ralph was preceeded in death by his parents and ten brothers and sisters.

 

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; son Cary (Alicia) Mock of Olathe, KS, daughters Melissa (Ryan) Beatty of Lake Waukomis, MO and RyAnn (Heath) Myers of Winfield, KS; Nine grandchildren, Mark, Annelise, Phoebe, Curran and Delainey Mock, Rylin and Kennan Beatty and Kayli and Brant Myers; Four great-grandchildren; Sister-in-Law LaDonna Mock of Lakewood, CO; and numerous niece and nephews.

 

Visitation and Funeral Services will be held at Council Grove United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 12, 2022, with visitation from 3:00-4:00pm and funeral service at 4:00pm.  Burial will take place at a later time.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Morris County Hospital Fund and mailed to 600 N. Washington Street, Council Grove, KS, 66846.

 

Please visit www.sawyerchapel.com to leave a special message.

 

 

 


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A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Mock

Karla McNeese Jun 20 2022 12:03 PM

I was saddened to learn of Ralph's passing. He was very much admired and appreciated by my family, especially my sons, Tim and Billy. Both were active in band and plays as well as Tim in Braves Voices. I remember Billy telling the story of determining what his uniform as Drum Major would be. He remembered the hat with the long feather that he wore along with the white pants and blue silky shirt. Ralph saw the outfit and decided it needed a "finishing touch" with a gold lame' cummerbund. While Billy was horrified at the aspect of wearing the cummerbund, he did not lodge an objection, but decided to wear it without saying anything. I remember laughing when he came in with his uniform and pointed to the cummerbund and had a look on his face that was hilarious. He fondly remembers that moment even now.

Tim loved singing in the Braves Voices and being able to perform. He fondly remembers Ralph in working with them to live up to their potential.

He was a wonderful person and a fantastic musician and instructor. We will all miss him.

Peggy White Jun 8 2022 12:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Mock

Harold E. Stiver Jun 7 2022 3:58 PM

Our family has so many fond memories of Mr. & Mrs. Mock. Dining in Brave Voices was a highlight of high school for all three of us. He taught us more than the notes on a page. Mr. Mock taught life lessons and how music helps life the spirit. He has a legacy that will live on in many students, including me.

Kelly (Park) Pittman Jun 7 2022 9:16 AM

Our sincere condolences to the Mock family. The community has lost a very talented and caring person. This man could flat out sing!! RIP Ralph.

Pam & Gordon Schmid Jun 6 2022 5:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Mock

Chris Choate Kaspar Jun 6 2022 4:38 PM

Sharon and family: Our deepest sympathies to you during this difficult time. Both of you have made a tremendous impact on countless lives over the years. Thank you for believing in us, your students and friends. Ralph was one of a kind, a great mentor, teacher, encourager, coach and friend. Praying for you.

David Dennis Jun 6 2022 4:34 PM

Our hearts ache with you. Luke and I have so many wonderful memories of classes and musicals with Mr. Mock. Our prayers are with you for comfort and strength and know our love is with you too.

Tammie (Mahoney) Livingston Jun 6 2022 2:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Mock

Angela Blosser Jun 6 2022 12:07 PM

Mike and I will always remember Ralph as a kind, compassionate, community involved individual. Our interactions with him were always warm and welcoming and we will miss those times. God speed, Ralph.

Mike and Ann Luce Jun 6 2022 11:30 AM

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