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Starrett "Stu" Self

March 30, 1936 — November 3, 2021

Army Veteran - Starrett “Stu” Self, born March 30, 1936 to the late Arron and Lillian Self, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2021.  Loving father of Reyma (Jason) Hess, cherished grandfather of Aislinn Hess, Evelyn Hess, and Camden Hess, dear brother of Joy Streck and the late Renee Schumacher, beloved uncle of Greg, Kelly, Tony, Doug, Tara, Lari, and great-uncle of many great-nieces and nephews.  Stu was an avid and well respected musician, making his career as a full time entertainer.  He would play to his audience, country, rock, or the classics.  Stu also loved getting out on the golf course to play golf, but most of all, he loved being a dad to his daughter Reyma.  Not only was he the fun dad, he was the loving, supportive, encouraging dad.  He will be missed by many.  The family of Stu will be receiving friends for a visitation at Shorten and Ryan Funeral Home - 400 Reading Road., Mason, OH 45040 on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 12 Noon until 1:00 PM.  A graveside service with military honors will take place at Dayton National Cemetery beginning at 2:00 PM.  Donations may be made in honor of Stu to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and Hospice of Cincinnati Blue Ash.

Donation Information:

Michael J. Fox Foundation -

Hospice of Cincinnati -

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, November 12, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Shorten and Ryan Funeral Home-Mason

400 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040

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Graveside Service

Friday, November 12, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dayton National Cemetery


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