2017-10-11 / Obituaries

Donna J. Short

Donna Jean Short, 70, of Camden, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at IU Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.

She was born May 4, 1947, in New Castle, Pa., the daughter of the late Bill and Margaret (Johnson) Fair. On March 18, 1989, in Flora, she married Gary Short; he survives.

Donna previously worked at The Dinner Bell in Burlington as a grill cook and at Van’s Country Breeze Inn in Flora.

She was a member of the Valley Baptist Church in Flora and The Church of God in Lafayette.

Donna loved cooking, shopping, talking on the phone, and drinking ice water. She loved spending time with her family.

Surviving with her husband of 28 years are sons, David Hicks (Dianna) of Camden and James Hicks (Tracy) of Malcomb, Ill.; stepchildren, Brandi Jo Daniel of Lafayette, Gary Short Jr. (Jannelle) of West Lafayette, and Robert Allen Short (Brandi J.) of Utah; a sister, Cheryl Greek (Jason) of Kinston, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Fair and James Black.

Services were held Monday, Oct. 9, at Genda Funeral Home Reinke Chapel in Flora with Pastor Ed Underwood officiating. Burial followed at Paint Creek Cemetery, Camden.

Memorial contributions in Donna’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.

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