2008-04-16 / Obituaries

Ruth Short

Ruth Short, age 95 years, of Archbold, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 9, 2008, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold.

She was born June 2, 1912, near Archbold, a daughter of Aaron and Sarah (Rupp) Short. A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, she was a seamstress, and worked as a clerk at the former Rufenacht's Haberdashery and Bill's Locker Room in Archbold for over 60 years.

She was a volunteer in the dining room at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home. She was a member of Zion Mennonite Church, and Fulton County Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by one sister, Marie Short of Archbold; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Dennis Short, Emmet Short, and Earl Short; two sisters, Inez Zaerr and (infant sister) Thelma Short.

Memorial services were held on Saturday at the Fairlawn Chapel with Pastor Mona Sauder offi- ciating. Interment preceded in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Short Funeral Home in Archbold was in charge of the arrangements.

The family suggests that memorials be given to Fairlawn Haven or Zion Mennonite Church.

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