Idaho County Free Press

Thursday, June 11, 1953



  Mrs. Ada Cleo Schenck died Monday morning about one o'clock of a heart ailment at the Colonial Auto Court, Lewiston, where she and a daughter, Mrs. Naomi Bordewick were spending the night. Mrs. Schenck and Mrs. Bordewick were returning another daughter, Mrs. Veta Mae Malley to her home in Mullan after a visit at the family home here when car trouble developed. Mrs. Malloy continued by bus and her mother and sister remained at the court, planning to return home the following day.

  She was born Ada Cleo Pollan, September 1, 1899, in Oklahoma, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Joseph Pollan. In 1912 she moved to California with her parents and three years later came to Camas Prairie, locating on a farm near Grangeville. She married Truman E. Schenck October 4, 1915 in Grangeville.

  She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

  Surviving besides her husband are daughters, Mrs. Naomi Bordewick, Grangeville; Mrs. Nell Rose Lehto, Vancouver, Wa.; Mrs. Veta Malloy, Mullan; two sons, Jack F. Schenck, Grangeville; and Floyd Schenck, in the Army; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Hutchens, Grangeville; Mrs. Lela Schroeder and Mrs. Mamie Potter, both of Olympia, Wa.; three brothers, Alvis and Frank of Grangeville and Grover Pollan of Shafter, Ca.; and five grandchildren.

Submitted by Chris Cornett



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