JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Linda Ann Short

Linda Ann Short, age 68 of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 2:15 a.m. 
on Saturday, February 20, 2010.

Linda was born June 5, 1941 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, daughter of 
Orville and Edith (Antle) Mick. She married William Leon Short on 
September 18, 1959 in Mt. Vernon.

Mrs. Short was the former director of the Cedarhurst Art Center and 
retired after 26 years of service. She currently served as the secretary 
for the Jefferson County Historical Society where she was the editor of 
the Jeffersonian News Letter and also the former president of the Cedarhurst 
Quilters. Linda was a person of many talents and interests including: 
quilting, painting in water color, genealogy & historical research and her 
work at the Jefferson County Historical Society & Village. She also worked 
with batik, stained glass, pottery, photography, and enjoyed writing and 
entering competition with her many arts and crafts. 

Linda is survived by her husband, William L. Short of Mt. Vernon; two sisters: 
Doris (late Russell) Edwards of Valparaiso, Indiana and Janet and husband 
Bob Cook of The Villages, Florida; four nieces: Terry and husband David Ryzewski 
of Valparaiso, Indiana, Virginia Moore of Macomb, Michigan, Lois Edwards and husband 
Michael Sweeney of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Susan and husband John Meyer of 
Dyer, Indiana. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son, Gary Michael Short; one sister, 
Virginia Mick; and also two brothers, Robert & William Mick.

A celebration of her life will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 27, 2010 
at the Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon; with Rev. Merle Fullerton officiating. 
Interment will be held at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. The family will receive 
friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until the service time at 4:00 p.m.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer 
Society or the Jefferson County Historical Society and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information you may call the Newell Funeral at 246-0100 



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Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta
 

 

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