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
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
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta