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WAPELLA — Tricia Alexandra Short, 17, of Wapella died at 9:10 p.m. Thursday (April 28, 2011) at her family residence in Wapella.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Ed Bacon officiating.

Burial will be in Long Point Cemetery, Wapella. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Wapella Christian Church or to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

She was born Jan. 5, 1994, in Bloomington, a daughter of Billy D. Short and Kayla Jo Balch Short. They survive.

Also surviving are three brothers, Benjamin Matthew Short (Nikki Williams), Lexington; and Jacob Aaron Short and Nathan William Short, both of Wapella; and two nieces, Melissa and Claire.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harold and Isabelle Short and Bill and Patricia Balch.

She was a junior at Clinton Community High School. She enjoyed gardening and flowers and was an avid pet lover. She was our miracle baby and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

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