ARCHBOLD -- Marjorie M. Short, 94, of Archbold, passed away November 6, 2012, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold.
She was born February 25, 1918, near Pettisville, Ohio, to Daniel and Amanda (Wyse) Rupp. She married Oakley Short on September 17, 1938, and he preceded her in death on October 27, 1993. A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, she was a homemaker and helped her husband on the farm. She loved to cook, garden, mow lawn and drive tractor. She was a member of Lockport Mennonite Church, rural Stryker.
She is survived by three children, Rex (Dorothy) Short of Archbold, Jane Burkholder of Bountiful, Utah, and Jerry (Kathleen) Short of Tucson, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-stepgrandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Eileen Rupp of Wauseon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son-in-law, Ernie Burkholder; brothers, Emerson, Ralph, Alfred and Virgil Rupp; sisters, Alta Schantz, Edith Stubbins, Leora Bachman and Doris Bachman.
Memorial services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Lockport Mennonite Church with Pastor Steven Heatwole officiating. Interment will precede services in the Lockport Cemetery. Friends may call at Short Funeral Home in Archbold from 4-8 p.m. Thursday.
The family suggests that memorials be given to Lockport Cemetery, Lockport Mennonite Church or Gideons International. www.ShortFuneralHome.com.