Short, Jeffrey

Written by David Green.

Jeffrey Allen Short, 51, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Aug. 13, 2011.

Jeff grew up in Fayette, Ohio. He was a member of the Gorham Fayette High School of 1978, and earned a degree from Ohio State University. He was known as a devoted friend to countless people from Fayette to the West Coast, and he lived his life with a passion that was infectious. 

Jeff is survived by his wife, Brigid (Graham) Hanson Short of Cincinnati; a son, Alex Hanson; parents, Colenzo and Joy (Hesselschwardt) Short; mother-in-law, Mary Graham of Cincinnati; two brothers, Jerry (and Linda) Short of Fayette, Jon (and Judi) Short of Antwerp, Ohio; one sister, Julie (and Mark) Schumacher; two sisters-in-law, Maureen (and Pat) Gray and JoAnn Graham of Cincinnati; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Terry Lee Short, and grandparents.

 A Mass of Christian Burial is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette, with Father Gary Ferguson as celebrant. Visitation is scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Eagle Funeral Home- Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Mercy Foundation, Mercy Hospital Anderson Cardiac Care Unit, P.O. Box 428553, Cincinnati, OH 45242; Thomas A. Wildey School PTO, P.O. Box 8 Owensville, OH 45160; or Ventura Moose Family Center 1394, 10269 Telephone Road, Ventura, CA  93004-3508.

  • Girls.on.ride
    NADIYA YORK and Aniston Valentine take a spin on the Casino, one of the rides offered at Wakefield Park during Morenci’s Town and Country Festival. This year’s festival remained dry but with plenty of heat during the three-day run. Additional photographs are inside this week’s Observer.
  • Front.softball
    Angela Davis (2) and teammate Allison VanBrandt break into a jig after Morenci's softball team won its third consecutive regional title.
  • Front.art.park
    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
  • Front.train
    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks
  • Funcolor
    LEONIE LEAHY was one of three local hair stylists who volunteered time Friday at the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Her customer, Aubrey Sandusky, looks up at her mother while her hair takes on a perfect match to her outfit. Leahy said she had a great time at the event—nothing but happy clients.
  • KayseInField
    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
  • Front.winner
    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2016