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Official Obituary of

Virginia "Jinny" (Bartlett) Schreckengost

May 21, 1929 ~ May 12, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Virginia "Jinny" Schreckengost Obituary

Virginia "Jinny" I. Schreckengost, nee Bartlett, was born in 1929 in the Michigan small town of Lake Odessa, living several years on the family farm/homestead before moving into town. She went to Otterbein College in Ohio where she met her husband, George. Together they raised 5 children, teaching them to love the Lord, and each other. Jinny shared her passion for music with her family, teaching them to play piano (if they wanted) and to sing in harmony.

Jinny loved nature and people. She loved her 5 children, 8 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. She not only welcomed spouses into the family, but others who needed to experience the love and welcome that our family offered. Jinny had a great smile and sense of humor with an infectious laugh. Even in her last year of life at the nursing home, her gentle spirit was evident: she was patient and never complained (at least rarely). 

Jinny was able to play the piano at church, and accompanied many gifted students from Cleveland schools at solo and ensemble contests. In retirement at Copeland Oaks, Jinny used her music skills to direct the Chime Choir and accompany the Chorale, as well as occasionally playing at Vesper Service.

Jinny's finger skills at the piano also made her a good typist. She earned money typing papers for others at college and seminary, and was a valued office worker in several jobs through the years. 

Moving several times through the years gave Jinny and George the blessing of many friends across northeast Ohio, and they tried to keep in touch with as many as possible. After their youngest graduated from high school they took that opportunity to travel together for many years. George did the driving while Jinny passed the time working on crossword puzzles.

Jinny is now in the presence of her Lord, Jesus Christ, and having a wonderful reunion with George, her parents and siblings already deceased, and many others who have gone on before her. She leaves behind her children: Elaine Weaver (Walt, deceased), Ruth Novak (Frank), Lois Miller (Jim), John (John Kelly), Jim (Cathie); her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as brother Dale Bartlett, cousin Marilyn Rathbun; many nieces and nephews, and many friends.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 12:00 PM at the Sebring First United Methodist Church. A time of visitation will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring, 126 West Vermont Ave. and the half hour prior to the service at the church at 11:30 AM. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at Greensburg Cemetery in North Canton, OH. Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to Sebring First United Methodist Church 126 West Indiana Ave. Sebring, OH 44672 or the Life Care Fund at Copeland Oaks 800 S. 15th Street Sebring, OH 44672. Friends and family may watch a live stream of her service, send condolences and sign the guest register online at Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home (330) 938-2526.

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Public Viewing
May 18, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home
126 W Vermont Ave
Sebring, OH 44672

May 20, 2023

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Sebring First United Methodist Church
126 West Indiana Ave
Sebring, OH 44672

Funeral Service
May 20, 2023

12:00 PM
Sebring First United Methodist Church
126 West Indiana Ave
Sebring, OH 44672

Video is available for this event

Graveside Service
May 23, 2023

12:30 PM
Greensburg Cemetery
4890 Thursby Rd
North Canton, OH 44720


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