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Death comes to John Schreck. Aged man struck at Bridge Street by train succumbs.
Injuries sustained when he walked into the path of incoming of east bound B & O freight No. 94 at the Bridge Street crossing, Wednesday, about 2:00 PM, resulted in the death of John Schreck, 83, of 355 Riverside Street, at the Chillicothe Hospital about 6:00 last night. Schreck was knocked halfway across the street by the train and died probably without ever knowing what struck him. He never regained consciousness, suffering a probable fracture of his skull and fractures of the right arm and leg and internal injuries. He was attended at the hospital by Dr. D. A. Perrin, who did not attempt a complete examination, due to the aged man's condition. The victim was a native of Ross county, born March 20, 1849, son of Isaac and Julia Schreckengaust. And 1891, he was married to Alice Clark, who died in 1928. He and his family shortened their name to Schreck several years ago. He is survived by a son, William, two daughters, Ruth and Hazel, all of this city; one brother, Henry, city; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Johnson, of California, and Mrs. Charles Downs and Mrs. Caroline Downs of this city. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 PM, from Lowery's Funeral Home, with Rev. Butler in charge. Burial will be made in Overly's Chapel Cemetery. [Scioto Gazette, September 29, 1932. Submitted by Carla Mascara].

Oscar Schreck, son of Byron and Edith Cook Schreck, of Huntington township passed away at the city hospital Saturday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock, death resulting from a five days illness with pneumonia. He was born at Higby, Ohio, June 14, 1917 and was twelve years old at the time of death. Surviving are his parents, two sisters, Irene and Delcie and one brother and one half brother; Paul and Leroy, all at home. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o'clock from the church in Alma with interment in Bland cemetery. [The Scioto Gazette, April 14, 1930. Submitted by Carla Mascara]

William K. Schreck, 70, of 636 Pine Street, who operated a General Insurance agency at that address, died at 7:10 PM, Sunday at Chillicothe Hospital. He had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill one day. Service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday at the Ware Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Welch officiating. Burial will follow in Hallsville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:00 PM Tuesday. A native Chillicotheian, he was born on February 8, 1900 to John and Alice Clark Schreck. On October 30, 1925 he was married to Cecile F. Gray who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Forest (Betty) Larrick, Cincinnati, a son, William G., Columbus, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs.. Ruth Dowler, this city, and Mrs. Hazel Moore, La Mesa, California, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Schreck was a member, past president and past secretary of the Chillicothe Independent Insurance Agents Association. He also was a member of the Phi Sigma Fraternity. [Chillicothe Gazette, Feb. 8, 2001. Submitted by Carla Mascara].

Services for Isaac Schreckengaust, 86, a resident of Springfield township who died Tuesday morning, will be conducted at Ware's funeral home, Thursday at 10 a.m. he was born June 16, 1858, in this city, the son of Isaac and Julia Ann Schreckengaust. Interment will be made in the Overly's Chapel cemetery. [Chillicothe Gazette, Died December 14, 1943. Submitted By Carla Mascara]

Pansy Mae Secrest, 70, of Simmons Road, Frankfort, died 6:00 AM Sunday, May 20, 1990, at her residence. She was born April 9, 1920 in Urbana, Ohio to Elmer and Rosa Statin Evans. On May 10, 1938, she married Earl Secrest, who died July 19, 1965. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Maxine) Newman, Mrs. Mac (Janet) Lambert, Mrs. Bo (Mick) Adams, and Mrs. Howard (Patty) Estep, all of Frankfort; five sons, Bill, Ted, Melvin, and Gerry Secrest, all of Frankfort, and Wendell Secrest, North Carolina; 18 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one step great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Bobbitt (Doris) Phillips, Columbus and Mrs. Juanita Dexter, Logan, Ohio. She was predeceased by one daughter, Hazel Estep; two brothers, Ralph and Carl Evans; and one sister, Helen Patrick. Mrs. Secrest was a retired nursing assistant for the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Chillicothe. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the Fisher -Anderson -Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort, with Rev. Elza Goodman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call 5 to 9 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. [Chillicothe Gazette, May 21, 1990. Submitted by Carla Mascara]

Fredrick R. (Bus) Shasteen, 63, of 454 N. High St., a retired plumber, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday at Chillicothe Hospital following an extended illness. The son of Robert and Nancy Murphy Shasteen, he was born on Nov. 26, 1905 in Ross County. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. George D. (Oda) Arledge, with whom he lived, and Mrs. Myrle (Sarah) Croft of Columbus, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ware Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Norman officiating. Burial will be in Springbank Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Wednesday.  [Chillicothe Gazette. January 7, 1969. Submitted by Carla Mascara.]

A wide circle of friends mourns the loss of Mrs. Nancy Shasteen, of 511 North High Street, who passed away Sunday at 12:50 a.m. at her home. Born Feb. 2, 1870 in Pickaway County, the daughter of William and Mary Murphy, she was one of a family of nine children, all but three of whom heave preceded her in death. In 1886, she married Robert Shasteen, and seven children were born to this union. Surviving are four daughters; Mrs. Dennis Bennett of Yellowbud, Mrs. Hugh Winks and Mrs. George Arledge of Chillicothe, and Mrs. Merle Croft of Columbus; one son, Mr. Frederick Shasteen of Chillicothe; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Hastings and Mrs. George Jones of Williamsport; one brother, Mr. Edward Murphy of Yellowbud; 22 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:30 pm at Springbank church, with Rev. E.A. Keaton officiating. Interment will be in Springbank cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.  [Scioto Gazette. August 23, 1937. Submitted by Carla Mascara].

Robert Shasteen, Park Street, died early Monday morning at the City Hospital, death resulting from a complication of disease. He was the son of Mr. And Mrs. Robert Shasteen. Surviving are the widow, one son, Fredrick, and four daughters, Mrs. Hugh Winks, Mrs., Dennis Bennett, Mrs. George Arledge and Mrs. Merl Croft. The funeral procession will leave the residence at 1 p.m. Wednesday for Springbrook church where services will be conducted by the Rev. Dean. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.  [Scioto Gazette. February 11, 1929. Submitted by Carla Mascara]

On Monday evening last, Mr. John Shearer, of this place, aged about 35 years. [Nov. 8, 1823, The Supporter; CA, Sub by FoFG]

Glenna M. Steele, 74, of Jackson, died Friday at Medical Center Hospital. She was born February 13, 1916 in Pike County. Funeral will be 2:00 PM today at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson. [Chillicothe Gazette, May 21, 1990. Submitted by Carla Mascara]

Of pulmonary disease, at his residence in Huntington twp, on Thursday last, at his residence in Concord twp., after a short but painfull illness, Mr. Hugh Stewart, in the 67th year of his age. His remains were interred on his farm on the day following. (May 6 1824, The Supporter - CA, Sub by FoFG]

Stirrat, Rev. James A., Kingston, O., Nov. 28, ae. 40. Mr. S. graduated at the Ohio University in 1844, spent several years in teaching in Marysville, O., and in Mount Pleasant Academy, located in Kingston, O. During this time he was ordained by the presbytery of Marion as an evangelist. As a teacher he was always popular and successful, because he succeeded in infusing much of his own energy and enthusiasm into his pupils. As a friend he was warm-hearted, generous, and confiding. As a Christian his views were clear, scriptural, and discriminating; but he said little of his own feelings. As a preacher he was sound, instructive, and at times impressive. [Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]

Departed this life on the 28th ult. after a long and painful illness, Mrs. Ann Stockton, in the 56th year of her age. [Apr 7, 1810; "The Supporter", CA - Sub by FoFG]

Betty Straus, of Danville, Ill., a native of Chillicothe, died December 13 at the age of 84 years. Miss Strauss was the daughter of the late Ellas and Sarah Straus, residents of Church Street. Miss Straus was the last known member of her family, her brother, Sam Straus, who conducted the grocery store at High and Arch Sts., established by his father, having disappeared from the city, and having never been heard form afterward. After leaving Chillicothe, Miss Strauss went to New York, where she became buyer for Gimble Brothers. In 1891 she and her brother, Julius Straus, and Charles Hecht, also a native of this city, opened a millinery store in Danville, Ill., which she conducted until the time of her death.  [Scioto Gazette. December 16, 1932. Submitted by Carla Mascara]

Henry Summers, of Chillicothe, died Saturday, from the effects of an accidental gunshot wound. [The Gallipolis Journal, Thursday, April 15, 1875. Submitted by: Kathy McDaniel]


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