Rachel Ann Schureck

October 18, 1937 ‒ May 30, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

Rachel Ann “Nana” Schureck age 79 of Lexington, Ohio died Tuesday May 30, 2017, in Mansfield, Ohio. Rachel was born October 18, 1937, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Gladys and C. D. Williams.

Nana always wanted to live to be 80. On her 79th birthday, she decided that she couldn’t wait anymore and made the decision to skip a year and celebrate 80 years of age one year early! She topped off the year by also celebrating her “actual” 60th wedding anniversary with her husband Bill.

Rachel went to business school at Western Kentucky University. As the second youngest of seven children, she took pleasure in being a big sister to her younger brother Ken and had many adventures with him. She loved sports and was voted most athletic in her class in high school. She served as executive secretary for churches and volunteered as a Girl Scout leader and a softball coach.

Rachel enjoyed family visits to Kingwood Center Botanical Gardens in Mansfield Ohio. She loved sewing, trumpet music, cake decorating, flying lessons, and photography. Rachel was a dedicated Cleveland Indians fan and an accomplished bowler. She loved the Kentucky Derby and was thrilled to have picked the winning horse this year! Rachel loved her dog “Buddy”. He went wherever she went. They were inseparable.

She faced many challenges in her life with humor and without complaint, but she was not afraid to express her opinion. She believed in the power of the pen and loved red, white, and blue – the bolder the better.

Surviving are her husband, William Schureck, her daughter Denise (Alex) Hamet of Mason, Ohio; her daughter Deborah (Rob) Hedrick of Seville, Ohio; her daughter Dawn Schureck of Columbus, Ohio; her son William (Rosa) Schureck, of Parkland, Florida; seven grandchildren Sarah, Chris, Marc, George, William, Shelby, and Morgan; four great grandchildren; her brother Kenneth Williams of Atlanta, Georgia; her sister Martha Smith of Milford, Ohio; her sister Margaret Fox of Williamsburg, Ohio; and David Williams of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Besides her parents Rachel was preceded in death by her sister Sarah, her brother Marvin, and her infant daughter Dana.

Friends may call from 4 pm until 8 pm Friday, June 2, at Fern Creek Funeral Home at 5406 Bardstown Road in Louisville, Kentucky. The memorial service will be at 10 AM on Saturday, June 3 at St. Gabriel the Archangel Church at 5505 Bardstown Road in Louisville with Deacon Steven Bowling officiating. All are invited to attend the luncheon reception afterward. Please call the family to RSVP for the luncheon.

Contributions in her memory may be mailed to Kingwood Center, located at 50 North Trimble Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44906. Please note the donation is in memory of Rachel Schureck.

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  • The Schureck family has been my neighbor for more than 48 years. Our children grew up together. Our grandchildren had occasions to meet and play together. Schureck son, Bill, participated in two of my three sons’ weddings. All three of my sons graduated from high school with a Schureck child. The family, pushing Rachel in her wheelchair, was there for funerals of my grandson, my son, and my husband. Over the years, we have shared good times and bad times. My favorite memory of Rachel in her latest years is her ability to elicit laughs in any discussion. To the Schureck’s, my deepest sympathy for your loss.

  • My condolences and my heartfelt prayers to Bill and all the Schureck family. I have many fond memories of Rachel while growing up next door on Mohican Trail. I am sorry that I cannot attend the funeral but I will be thinking about all of you. May God bless all of you in this time of sadness. I know that she was in much pain.