A memorial visitation, celebrating the life of Monte Lee Short, 63, of Somerset, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017, in the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 56 South Main St., Thornville. Memorial services follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Larry Ruh celebrant. Inurnment with full military honors will follow in the Somerset Cemetery.
Monte passed away peacefully June 18, 2017, in the Pickering House, Lancaster. He was born in Marion, on February 27, 1954, the son of the late Mary Lou (Long) Short and Richard Lee Short of Cardington, Ohio.
Monte served honorably in the US Air Force, and worked as an over the road truck driver for over 40 years. Monte enjoyed watching westerns and talk shows on TV.
He is survived by his loving family: wife, Connie (Rizer) whom he married on February 27, 1979; his children, Jennifer (Adam) Woodgeard, Monte R. Short and Shawn (Erin) Short; his grandchildren, Brittany (Joshua) Ford, Katlyn (Sherman) Barker, Abigail Woodgeard and Kenneth Short; great grandson, Sherman Barker; brothers, Larry and Guy (Sandy) Short; and his sister, Jackie Short.
The family prefers that memorials be directed to the FairHoPe Hospice, Pickering House, 282 Sells Rd., Lancaster, Ohio 43130. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for Monte and the Short Family.