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Joan Short

Joan “Joey” Short, 83, of Clinton, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Feb. 5, 2019, at Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton.

She was born Feb. 15, 1935, in Clinton, the daughter of Estle “Tubby” and Isabelle Reid Lowe. She married Robert Short on Nov. 29, 1956, in Clinton. He preceded her in death in 2009.

Joey was a longtime nurse, working at John Warner Hospital in Clinton for 35 years until her retirement. She also worked in other areas of medicine, including home health care. She was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed cheering on her beloved St. Louis Cardinals.

She is survived by three sons, Michael Lee Short, Clinton; Steven T. (Linda) Short, Clinton; and Phillip L. Short, Scottsdale, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Jim (Ashley) Blue, Birmingham, Ala.; Adam (Heather) Blue, Bloomington; Justin (Tracie) Blue, Champaign; Andrea (Cody) Shepard, Maroa; and Trevor Blue, Clinton; four great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Doris Dash.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Honoring Joey's wishes, cremation services will be provided by Moran and Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church of Clinton. Burial of Joey's ashes will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the DeWitt County Animal Shelter, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.

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