Connie Short

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Connie L. Short, 60, of Independence, died Thursday, Dec. 23, at her home in Independence, with her family at her side.
Connie was born on Aug. 26, 1950, in Independence, the daughter of Louis L. and Maxine R. (Norton) Constant. She was a 1968 graduate of the Independence High School, and was united in marriage to Jerald S. Short on Jan. 26, 1969 in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Independence.
Since her graduation, Connie was employed as an dietary aid with the Mental Health Institute, the Red Rooster Café, Shannigans Café, East Towne Care Center, Crystal Hand Wavens, the Target Warehouse and Casey's General Store.
She is survived by her husband, Jerald, Independence; four children: Michael (Linda) Short, Marion, and David (Melissa) Short, Jason Short, and Amanda Decker, all of Independence; six grandchildren: Cory, Brittany, Jacob, Kolby and Trevor Short, and Michael Decker, and two sisters: Lanette Frye, Independence, and Janine Cabalka, Ladora.
Funeral services were Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Independence.
Burial will be in the St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Independence.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31, 2010