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Beatrice Ruth Short, 89, of West Mansfield died Monday, October 8, 2018 at Heartland of Bellefontaine.
A loving homemaker, she had been employed in the Dietary Department at Memorial Hospital of Union County for 12 years and for 10 years served as part-time librarian at the West Mansfield Library. She was a faithful member of the East Liberty United Methodist Church since 1964 and was an active volunteer for the church food pantry and formerly held all offices with the United Methodist Women. She was past president and former member of the American Legion Auxiliary #603 and was a 1947 graduate of the West Mansfield High School. Ruth enjoyed collecting toothpick holders and owls and especially enjoyed reading.
She was born May 2, 1929 in Zanesfield, to the late George and Vena V. LeVan Foreman. She married Denver Albert Short on December 24, 1947 and he preceded her in death on June 7, 1975. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Lee Short; a daughter-in-law, Diane Short; a sister, Sandra Hairfield; 3 brothers, George Foreman Jr., Pete Foreman and Terry Foreman and 2 nephews, William Foreman and Tom Foreman.
Survivors include 2 sons, Gary Ronald (Amelia) Short of Bellefontaine and Paul Albert (Tami) Short of West Mansfield; a daughter-in-law, Georgetta Short of Richwood, a sister, Joy Luman of Arp, Texas; 2 brothers, Kenneth (Julia) Foreman of West Mansfield and Lester (Jerri) Foreman of Bellefontaine; 14 grandchildren, Sonya (Todd) Seibert, JoAnna (Jesse) Stewart, Nathan Short, Sean Short, Shane Short, Clint Short, Erin Short, Tammy Lane, Scott (Heather) Lane, Joshua Hurtt, Tiffany, Jordan and Billy Simpkins and Samantha Sellers and 21 great-grandchildren, Jessica Jo and Sidney Stuart, Jimmy and Chelsea Osborne, Tyanna Seibert, Zachary Lemmings, Avery and Aspen Frost, Kenyon (Christina) Ritchie, Chloe, Canon, Scott Jr. and Zayden Lane, Braeden and Brycen Hurtt, Holden and Kellen Woodruff, Shelby and Makenzie Wickline, Grayson Bontjes, Heavenily and Rome Sellers; 2 great great grandchildren, Grace and Luna, several nieces and nephews, many special friends, and her church family.
Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 15, 2018 at Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel 222 W. Center St. West Mansfield. Reverend Linda Dulin-Moore will officiate and burial will take place at Zanesfield Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 P.M. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Liberty United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com
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