Mr. Henry P. Short
Henry P. Short, 80, of New Bethlehem, died Wednesday afternoon, October 12, 2016, at Jefferson Manor. Born November 20, 1935, in Jewell Ridge, Va., he was a son of Alex and Salie Horn Short. Mr. Short was a Korean War veteran, serving in the United States Army. He married Donna C. McLaughlin on November 12, 1958. She preceded him in death on January 24, 2008. Mr. Short was a custodian for the New Bethlehem Elementary School and a member of the Distant Baptist Church. He loved to play golf. Survivors include two sons, Dan Short of Brookville and Rick Short of New Bethlehem; a daughter, Dianna Kyle and her husband, Michael, of Climax; four grandchildren, Michelle Short, Brian Short, Curtis Saylor and his wife, Jasmine, and Kenny Saylor; three great-grandchildren, Jesse, Eric and Remmington; and two sisters, Vernie Mitchell and Maggie Shelton. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 14, at the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service Chapel in New Bethlehem. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lyle Westover officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Distant, Armstrong County. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com.
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