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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

1945  S

   Short, Anna;  

Short, Anna 

(Katie Roth Burkholder was her sister)
Anna, daughter of John and Mary Ann Amstutz Roth was born in Allen County, Ind., August 6, 1864, died at her home near Pettisville, Fulton County, Ohio, September 2, 1945, age 81 years, 27 days. As a child with her parents she moved from Allen County, Ind., to Fulton County, Ohio, where she lived the remainder of her life ( except a few years) on the farm where she died. On October 8, 1885 she was united in marriage to Peter H. Short who preceded her in death November 21, 1935. To this union was born one son, Nelson, who survives.
In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and lived a devoted Christian life to the end. Her constant concern was the welfare of her household and to give comfort and cheer to all with whom she came in contact. It was her joy and delight to be present in church services but due to physical infirmities she was deprived of this privilege for much of the last 10 years. She often expressed a deep gratitude to all who comforted her by singing Gospel Hymns and by Scripture reading and prayer. Even though she was in poor health for many years there was no apparent change in her condition until Sunday morning about ten minutes before her death when: part of the family were ready to leave for church, then after a few minutes of pain and distress she quietly passed away.
[Source Unknown]
IN MEMORY OF Mrs. Anna Short, who passed away Sept. 2, 1945. There remain to mourn her departure, her son Nelson and his wife Allie, two granddaughters, Dorothy and LeAnna, one sister Fannie Liechty and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held September 5, 1945 at the home, by Bro. Olen Nofziger and at the Clinton Mennonite Church
by Bro. E. B. Frey and D. L. Sommers.

"Oh, how we will miss our dear Mother,
Her face no more we can see
For the Savior has called her to glory,
From pain and care set her free.
"She ever was kind and attentive,
To the wants of all that were dear,
Yes, we know we have lost a dear Mother,
But how can we wish her back here.
"But in that far-away mansion
Our Saviour has gone to prepare,
With the loved ones gone and departed,
We know she will welcome us there.

Card of Thanks
We are exceedingly grateful for the many expressions of sympathy in words, and deeds, and gifts, by so many friends during our recent bereavement. We thank you, one and all, for the consolation. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Short and daughters Dorothy and LeAnna.
Dear are the memories that never fade of one we knew so well; Sincere and kind in heart and mind, What a wonderful memory she left behind. Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Short Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Short and LeAnna.
Source Unknown
Submitted by: Mona Mann

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