Lillian M. Short

Lillian Mae Short, 84, formerly of Wabash, IN, and having family in Andrews, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at 8:54 p.m. at the Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, IN.

Mrs. Short graduated from Linlawn High School in 1951. She worked as a secretary at Wabash Art Metal, Minneapolis Honeywell, Wabash Magnetics, Frances Slocum Bank, Wabash Credit Bureau, Wabash County Hospital and White’s Institute. After years of full-time work and raising five children, she went into semi-retirement, working part-time as a secretary at the St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ and as an Avon representative for more than 20 years. She was also a volunteer with the Wabash County Hospital Auxiliary. She was an active member of the Wabash Friends Church most of her life, then attended the First Church of God in Wabash.

She was born June 3, 1933, to Harold and Hulda Renbarger Harnish and lived her entire life in Wabash County. She married Fredrick Short on July 4, 1954, at the Wabash Friends Church, and he survives in North Manchester.

Also surviving are two sons, Stanley (Nancy) Short, of Nashville, TN, and Ryan (Tracy) Short, of Wabash; three daughters, Diana (Jim) Stump and Maria Short, both of Wabash, and Peggy (Tadd) Eads of Lagro; eight grandchildren, Cari (Stephen) Freer, of Vilnius Lithuania; Liza Short, of Bunnlevel, NC; Abby (Blake) Bitzer and Steffan (Ciara) Short, both of Noblesville; Allison (Corbin) Dawes, of Andrews; Cami (Jason) Wulfeck, of Edgewood, KY; Chase Stump, of Colorado Springs, CO; and Brooklyn (Tyler) Guenin, of Urbana; and four great-granddaughters.

Calling is Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Services, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. A funeral service will be held Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with Brian Daniels officiating. A private committal service will be held in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

Memorials can be made to the Lupus Foundation of America Indiana Chapter, 9302 N. Meridian St. Suite 203, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260 or the Parkview Wabash Hospital Foundation.

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