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Short, William
William "Bill" C. Short, 75, passed away on March 3, 2018 at his home in Yellow Springs. Bill was born in Springfield to Novabell (Arbegast) and Fred Short. He graduated from Shawnee High School and The Ohio State University. He had an early career in sales at Ohio Bell and as the Director of Communications at Nationwide Insurance Company in Columbus, Ohio. In 1993 he moved to Yellow Springs and opened a Nationwide Insurance Agency in Springfield. He took great pride and enjoyment in owning his own insurance agency and in his retirement, developing a business with his son. He was a dedicated father, enjoyed life, never knew a stranger. He was a force of optimism. Bill volunteered at the Xenia Fish Pantry, the Board of Elections, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and was a leader of church youth and 4-H activities. An active member of the Faith Community United Methodist Church in Xenia. He belonged to Yellow Springs Historical Society, CBE Board, a past member of Sertoma, and Masonic Lodge 445. Bill is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Jane; daughter, Jennifer Short of Columbus; sons, Jeffrey (Heather) Short of Williamsport, Michael (Tori) Short of Columbus; and five grandchildren, Sam, Will, Colin, Tess and Mara; brother, Wayne Short of Fresno, California; and many nieces and nephews. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Faith Community United Methodist Church, 100 Country Club Drive, Xenia, Ohio on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 3-4 p.m., services following at 4 p.m. Arrangements in care of JACKSON LYTLE & LEWIS FUNERAL HOME.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 7, 2018
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