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Norma Jean Short


1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Norma Jean Short Obituary
Norma Jean Short, 87, of Joplin, MO, formerly of Pittsburg, passed away at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Freeman Health Center.

She was born October 8, 1926 at Sheldon, Missouri, the daughter of Edgar Elijah and Laura Adeline (Manley) Reaves.  She lived in Sheldon for 15 years until she married.

On January 16, 1942, she was united in marriage to Harry Allison Short at Nevada, Missouri. They moved to Pittsburg in 1948. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2003.

Mrs. Short worked at Holiday Lanes Bowling Alley for 45 years in the Café, making the Best Eco Burgers and homemade Suzy Q's ever.  Then she went to the nursery and was on her 3rd generation of kids she watched.

Membership was held in the St. John Lutheran Church of Pittsburg for many years and a very faithful person saying her prayers and reading her devotionals every day.

Granny will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Jean (Short) Peacock and her husband, Berle of Joplin, MO; Grandson, Terry Wayne Peacock and wife Beth; Grandaughter, Sheri Lynn (Peacock) Bradley and her husband, Bob;  and Great-grandchildren, Amanda Dawn Peacock and fiancé, Gabriel Baker, Karly E. Kownslar, Zachary Evan Bradley, Noelle E. Kownslar, Ashley Nicole Peacock, and Alec Taylor Peacock; A special extra extended family member, Sheila Nash and also another, little four-legged buddy, Bailey Dawn Peacock.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Brenda Sue Short, and five sisters, Goldie Daugherty, Alice Smith, Mildred Eversoll, Margaret Weber, and Mirl Grier.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday (May 30) at the National Cemetery in Fort Scott, KS with Joshua Frakes officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Brenner Mortuary, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday.  Memorial donations may be made to .  These may be left at or mailed to Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. Fourth St., Pittsburg. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary.
Published in Morning Sun on May 29, 2014
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