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Richard L. Short


Richard L. Short, 84, formerly of Bellefontaine and The Gables in Marysville, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Select Specialty Hospital, Columbus.

He was born in Champaign County on Nov. 27, 1928, to the late Arthur and Bertha Fry Short.

On Feb. 5, 1950, he married the former Dorothy Mae Kilgore in Rushsylvania and she preceded him in death Oct. 19, 2008. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Short; and his brothers, Wilbur and William Short.

Surviving are his children, Doug (Jan) Short of Marysville and Joyce (Leroy) Peters of Moore, Okla.; grandchildren, Heather Gayle (Robert) Kalkbrenner, Kevin (Amanda) Peters and Lindsey and Braden Short; and a great-grandchild, Myriah Kalkbrenner.

A member of the First Christian Church in Bellefontaine, Richard loved to camp, fly model airplanes and was a Cincinnati Reds fan.

Pastor F. Michael Valentine officiates a funeral at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where calling is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial is in Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Roof Fund, 215 E. Sandusky Ave., Bellefontaine 43311.

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