On this day in 1968 the former member of the Prohibition era gang, called the Shelton Brothers, passed away at the age of 63. Frank Wortman worked his way up to takeover gambling operations in St Louis. He had connections in the political arena on both sides of the Missouri-Illinois border and held control of his operations up to the time of his death, when financial losses and ill health started to take its toll.

In 1968 he died from complications from surgery for laryngeal cancer.