2010-02-20 / Obituaries

Maryland M. Short

Maryland M. Short, 74, of Thornville, died Monday, February 8, 2010, at Fairfield Medical Center.

She worked for Boys Industrial School and later went to work for Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. where she retired with 37 years of service. She was a member of the A.F.G.W.U. and Millersport American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her son, Grant W. (Lori) Welch, Sr. of Lancaster; daughter, Anna M. (Jake) Miller of Thornville; grandchildren, Grant Welch, Jr., Christopher (Britney) Welch, Ashley Miller, Jacob Newell, and Dylan Newell; great granddaughters, McKenzie and McKayla Welch; sister, Ruth Ann (Freddie) Helser of Westerville, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and close friend, Bonnie Hughes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Short; parents, Kirby and Anna Christy; and brothers and sisters.

Funeral service was held February 12, 2010, in the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, with Rev. Diana Gugel officiating. Burial followed in Amanda Township Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given to the American Cancer Society, Central Region-FAIR, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

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