Short, Ruth

Written by David Green.

Ruth Short

Ruth R. Short, 93, of Archbold, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold, where she had resided since July 22, 2004.

She was born Jan. 3, 1914, near Archbold, a daughter of Ephriam and Jemima (Baer) Grieser. She married Harold “Schnitz” Short Jan. 26, 1932, and he preceded her in death June 5, 1988.

She lived in the Fayette area for many years before moving to Archbold. She was a homemaker, a charter member of the Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold, and a member of the Fulton County Trail Masters Camping Club.

She is survived by one son, Colenzo (and Joy) Short of Fayette; two daughters, Shirley Gerber (and Don Pete) Nofziger, and Connie Short, both of Archbold; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was  preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant son, Harold, Jr.; a son-in-law, Loyal Gerber; an infant grandson, Terry Lee Short; one brother, Truman Grieser; three sisters, Laura Rufenacht, Almeda Short and Martha Fielitz.

Memorial services are scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Zion Mennonite Church with Pastors Ron Guengerich, Mona Sauder and Anne Stuckey officiating. Interment will precede in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Visitation is planned at the Fairlawn Chapel from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Arrangements were made by Short Funeral Home in Archbold.

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