Vernon K. Short

Born: Tue., Jul. 13, 1937
Died: Tue., Mar. 19, 2019


12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, Sat., Mar. 23, 2019
Location: Sugar Grove Community Church

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Sat., Mar. 23, 2019

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Vernon K. Short, 81, of Economy, IN died on March 19, 2019 peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Richmond on July 13, 1937 to John David and Frances (Healton) Short.


He lived in Economy most of his life. He was a graduate of Economy High School in 1955 and served in the U. S. Navy from June 1955 to January 1959. He had worked at Dana Corp. Plant 6 for 36 years retiring in 1995. He spent many years enjoying fishing at Angola, IN where he had a summer home. After selling that home he and his brother Dave fished at Summit Lake and Whitewater Lake until health problems stopped them.


He was a member of Sugar Grove Community Church, The Emmaus Community and Masonic Lodge (50 year member) and past master.


Survivors include his wife of 61 years Barbara (Hobbs) Short; two daughters, Elizabeth Reagan and Sharon (Duane) Brooks; a son, Jeffrey Short; four grandchildren Tasha Reagan, Kyle Reagan, Keith Foster and Sarah Foster; four great-grandchildren, Bryce and Kallie Reagan and Creedance and Hope Reagan; two sisters, Marilyn (Charles) Ramey and Vickey (Donnie) Allen; nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his father and mother; a sister Martha and brothers, Merle and Dave Short.


Friends may gather on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Sugar Grove Community Church Greens Fork, IN from 12 noon until start of services at 1:30 pm. Pastor Adam Rinehart will be officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Grove Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to Aseracare Hospice, 4427 Garwood Place Richmond, IN 47374 or Alzheimers Assn., 50 E. 91st St., Ste 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.


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Ed McFarland
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
Sending my condolences to Barbara and the family. Keeping you all in my prayers and kindest thoughts for your comfort and peace from God during this time of your loss. I am comforted knowing Vernon is in a much better place where all the restraints of poor health are gone and he is able to be at peace and rest. Maybe, he has just 'Gone fishing' until we see him again.
Chaplain Ed McFarland (Retired)

Jim & Mardena Pollock
   Posted Fri March 22, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss of Vernon. He was one great and kind guy. We regret not being able to attend the funeral but assure that we will be there in thought! We were blessed to have known Vernon.

God bless and love,
Jim and Mardena

Joe Mullins
   Posted Mon March 25, 2019
I have so many fond memories of Vernon and spending time with your family. When our parents would go out and Jeff, Teresa and I would hang out at your house. Your Jeff would create games to keep us all entertained. Spending time at the lake with your family. Going fishing with Vernon out on the lake. Working at PC with Vernon and my dad. I will miss him. Thinking of your family during this time of loss.
Joe Mullins