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Virginia Short

December 25, 1925 February 9, 2017
Virginia Short
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Obituary for Virginia Short
SHORT – Virginia December 25, 1925 – February 9, 2017. The fourth child of William N. and V. Fern (Ogg) Chatterton, Virginia was born and raised in rural Gladwin County. She was an active 4-H club member, salutatorian of her 1943 senior class, and attended the First United Methodist Church. After high school graduation, she worked in the patent/legal department at Dow Chemical in Midland. She married William E. “Bud” Miller in 1948. He died shortly before their identical twin daughters were born. In 1953, Virginia married Alonzo J. “Pete” Short. They had 5 children together. Virginia spent many years as a homemaker before returning to the work force. She worked at Brown Machine Company in Beaverton and Linabery Products and the Soil Conservation District in Gladwin. Pete and Virginia were dairy farmers and active in Farm Bureau. She loved to read, solve crossword puzzles, draw original house plans, square dance, play cards, sew, bake, visit with family and friends, travel, and winter in Florida after retirement. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Harold Chatterton; sisters, Alma Chatterton, E. Vauneece Parker, and Billie Whipple; first husband, William Miller; daughter, Diane Miller Mahanty; second husband, Alonzo “Pete” Short; and son, Paul Short. Virginia is survived by her children, Debra (David) Campbell of Fredericksburg, TX; Sue (Ernest) Mycko of New Smyrna Beach, FL; Douglas (Tracy) Short of Burlington, WI; Beverly (Daniel) Sugarbaker of Ada, MI; Marilyn (Brent) Meyer of Grafton, WI; son-in-law, Prafulla Mahanty of Denver, CO and daughter-in-law, Marilou Short of Waterford, MI. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 8 (plus another due this month) great-grandchildren.
Virginia resided at Sunrise of Cascade Assisted Living in Grand Rapids, MI since early 2008. The family would like to thank those who kept in touch with Virginia after she left Gladwin. Your care and concern have deeply touched us. Special thanks are extended to the professional and compassionate staff at Sunrise of Cascade. The dedicated team at Hospice of Michigan provided comfort and care during the past few weeks.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin.
Visitation will again be held on Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m. at the Gladwin First United Methodist Church followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service.
Virginia loved Gladwin County and the people who lived there. With that in mind, those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, are asked to consider the 4-H Leader’s Council, 555 W. Cedar Avenue, Suite A, Gladwin, MI 48624, memo: scholarships for Gladwin County; the Gladwin County Farm Bureau, 127 N. Arcade Street, Gladwin, MI 48624, memo: scholarships; or the Gladwin First United Methodist Church 309 S. M-18, Gladwin, MI 48624, memo: building fund.
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5:00 PM 2/16/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/16/2017 7:00:00 PM
Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home-Gladwin Chapel

135 N. Silverleaf
Gladwin, MI 48624

Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home-Gladwin Chapel
135 N. Silverleaf Gladwin 48624 MI
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11:00 AM 2/17/2017 11:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/17/2017 11:00:00 AM
Gladwin First United Methodist Church

1300 Barlett St.
Gladwin, MI 48624

Mrs. Short will lie in state at the church from 10 am until time of services

Gladwin First United Methodist Church
1300 Barlett St. Gladwin 48624 MI
United States

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Highland Cemetery Final Resting Place

Buzzel & Cemetry Sts.
Gladwin, MI 48624

Buzzel & Cemetry Sts. Gladwin 48624 MI
United States

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