Maxine Short

July 5, 1920-October 28, 2017

Dorothy Short

Maxine Short, age 97, of Joplin, passed away on October 28, 2017, at Joplin Gardens, peacefully in her sleep.

Maxine was born on July 5, 1920 near Seneca, Mo., the daughter of the late W.A. and Dora (Hesseltine) Douglas. She graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1938. She married Raymond Short on July 6, 1941 in Joplin and together they raised five sons. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was a member of 1st Baptist Church of Hinesville, Ar. She was an avid gardener and she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

Maxine is survived by three sons, Douglas Short, Rogers, Ar., Mike Short and wife Diana, Joplin, and Roger Short and wife Mary, Sarcoxie, Mo.; sixteen grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Short in 2003; two sons, Scott Short in 2011 and his wife Vicky in 2002, and Ronald Short in 2002; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Short in 2013; two brothers, and one sister.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am. Thursday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Reverend Bruce Allen will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Maxine’s sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Mason-Woodard.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Gideons in care of the mortuary.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.

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