Archbold, OH

Marjorie M. Short

Marjorie M. Short, age 94 years, of Archbold, passed away Nov. 6, 2012, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold.

She was born Feb. 25, 1918, near Pettisville, to Daniel and Amanda (Wyse) Rupp.

She married Oakley Short on Sept. 17, 1938, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 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 step-great-grandchildren; 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 were held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Lockport Mennonite Church with Pastor Steven Heatwole officiating. Interment preceded in the Lockport Cemetery.

Short Funeral Home in Archbold was entrusted with the arrangements.

The family suggests that memorials be given to Lockport Cemetery, Lockport Mennonite Church, or Gideons International.

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