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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Evelyn Annette Short, 84, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Millers Merry Manor in Columbia City, after a long illness.
A daughter of Hobart Murphy and Zella (Newberry) Murphy, she was born June 3, 1927 in Clinchco, Va.
She spent her formative years in West Virginia.
On Feb. 26, 1949, she married William T. Short in Clintwood, Va. They settled in this community on Sept. 7, 1962.
She worked for Dana Corp. in Churubusco for three years. In 1983 she went to work for Sroufe MFC., in Ligonier retiring in 1988.
The surviving relatives include two daughters, Markie (John) Eichman of New Haven and Bonnie (Rick) DeBolt of Wawaka; seven grandchildren Tracy (Jerry) Bair, Sandy (Jarded) Danfee, Darrin (Angie) Strayer, Travis Teague, Colleen Bigelow, Elizabeth (Aaron) Lindsey, and Susan DeBolt; ; five greatâ€“grandchildren and one greatâ€“great- grandchild
Mrs. Short was preceded by her husband, a son Todd Short, two brothers Hobart Murphy, Jr. and James Murphy, a sister Barbara Roberts.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. David Boesenberg, pastor of Cromwell United Methodist Church, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the mortuary on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., or one hour prior to the service Thursday morning.
Interment will be in the South Park Cemetery, Columbia City
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Attâ€™n: Tribute Program 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. To leave a online condolence log onto www.sheetsandchilds.net