Leola I. ('Jean') Short
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AGE: 89 • Wilmington
Leola Short, age 89, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at Heartland Hospice House on Monday morning, June 23, 2014.
Jean was born in Concordville, PA on August 11, 1924. She was the daughter and youngest of eleven children of Elwood and Isabel (Reyburn) Russell.
Jean was married for almost 67 years to the late William E. Short Sr., who predeceased her on April 8, 2009.
During WWII, Jean worked in a munitions plant. She retired from Franklin Fibre-Lamitex Corp. in 1990. Foremost, she was a homemaker, and dedicated and loving wife and mother.
She was a long-time member of The Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. John.
Leola will be dearly missed by her daughter, Constance Malin of Bear, DE; her son, William and his wife, Dorianne of Wilmington, DE; four grandchildren, William, Sean, Allyson and Jennifer; and five great-grandchildren, Dustin, Haley, Andrew, Tyler and Kevin; and numerous family and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11am at St. James Episcopal Church, Mill Creek Hundred, 2106 St. James Church Road, Wilmington, DE, 19808. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, Mill Creek Hundred, 2106 St. James Church Road, Wilmington, DE, 19808.
To send condolences, visit
Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
Published in The News Journal from June 25 to June 27, 2014