Lee W. Short

Flanagan, Illinois


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Lee passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Lee was a resident of Flanagan, Illinois at the time of his passing. He was a graduate of Belvidere HS and Illinois Wesleyan University. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. He was married to Phyllis. His funeral service will be 10:30 AM Thursday January 12 2017 at Wesley United Methodist Church 502 E. Front St. Bloomington IL with military rites accorded by the Bloomington -Normal American Legion Honor Guard. Rev. Vaughn Hoffman will be officiating. There will be a lunch after the service where the family will receive friends. His graveside service will be 3:00 PM Thursday January 12 2017 at Allen Twp. Cemetery Ransom IL. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Wesley United Methodist Church Westminster Village Foundation or the Lee Short Student Scholarship at Illinois Wesleyan University.

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Many fond memories with Lee and the Apo!llo Quartet.. Riding in his big Packard.....my condolences to hisfamily

My Condolences, Craig Rice. Lee admitted me in 1964.

Lee Short was a perceptive and caring person. He made a decision that altered my life. Here's a brief version of the story. Until my junior year in high school, my grades would not have merited acceptance at Illinois Wesleyan. In fact, because of my uneven academic performance, more than one of my college applications resulted in rejection. Wesleyan's admissions materials in particular appealed to me. During my senior year in high school, I persuaded my parents to let me take the family car...