Nola Short is the June Resident of the Month at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home.
She was born July 8, 1921, to Sam and Magdelina (Short) Aeschliman in Archbold.
She was the second youngest of 10 children.
Nola graduated from Archbold High School in 1939. She married Chester Short on March 16, 1941. Chester and Nola celebrated 71 years of marriage before he died in 2012.
Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Bryan. Nola and Chester had two sons, Jack and Gil, and one daughter, Mary Beth Collins.
She has seven grandsons, and 16 great-grandchildren.
Nola worked as a waitress at several local establishments, including the Home Restaurant and Lugbill’s Restaurant and Gas Station.
After many years, Nola went to work for Leon Lugbill at Brookview Farms as a meat wrapper.
Nola was best known for the many years she spent as a sales clerk at Stotzer Hardware, where she was in charge of the housewares and gift department. She sold and gift wrapped thousands of wedding and Christmas gifts over the years.
In 1978, Nola received the Archbold Rotary Club Salesperson Courtesy Award.
She also was a member of the Archbold Business and Professional Women’s Club.
After retirement, Nola and Chester moved to Florida. They worked for Gil at a winter training facility for harness horses. Nola helped out in the track kitchen and Chester did odd jobs.
In 1995, Chester and Nola moved to Liberty Center to be near Mary Beth.
They moved to a Fairlawn Apartment in 2008, and Fairlawn Haven in October 2010.