Betty Short
Betty Short

Obituary of Betty Short

    Betty A. Short, 85, of Carrollton was found deceased Feb. 10, 2017 in Jersey County.

    Born in Kane Township on Oct. 6, 1931 she was the daughter of the late William and Cecilia Moore Terpening.  She was married to Roger Short on Oct. 15, 1950 in Carrollton at the First Baptist Church.  He preceded her in death on June 1, 2010.  Surviving are her siblings:  Edith “Dee” Wheeler of Carrollton, Billie Terpening of Jerseyville, her brother and sister-in-law: Neal and Pat Gillingham of Carrollton, and many nephews and nieces.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister: Dorothy Ford, her half sisters:  Alma Huff, Faye Jockisch, Mary Mowrey, Lela Smith, and her half brothers: Roy and Harry Terpening and Jack and Ray Baker.

    She was a loving “farm wife”, member of First Baptist Church and had worked many years in Carrollton at the Ben Franklin Store, Inman’s Dept. Store and Price’s Dress Shop.

    Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 13, 2017 at 2 P.M. at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton.  Visitation will be from noon until 2 PM with burial to follow the services at Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Carrollton First Baptist Church.  Condolences may be left online at: