Beatrice Ruth Short, 89, of West Mansfield passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.
A loving homemaker, she had been employed in the dietary department at Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville for 12 years, and for 10 years served as part-time librarian at the West Mansfield Library. She was a faithful member of the East Liberty United Methodist Church since 1964 and was an active volunteer for the church food pantry and formerly held all offices with the United Methodist Women. She was past president and former member of the American Legion Auxiliary 603 and was a 1947 graduate of West Mansfield High School. Ruth enjoyed collecting toothpick holders and owls, and especially enjoyed reading.
She was born May 2, 1929, in Zanesfield, to the late George and Vena V. LeVan Foreman. She married Denver Albert Short on Dec.r 24, 1947, and he preceded her in death on June 7, 1975. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Lee Short; a daughter-in-law, Diane Short; a sister, Sandra Hairfield; three brothers, George Foreman Jr., Pete Foreman and Terry Foreman; and two nephews, William Foreman and Tom Foreman.
Survivors include two sons, Gary Ronald (Amelia) Short of Bellefontaine and Paul Albert (Tami) Short of West Mansfield; a sister, Joy Luman of Arp, Texas; two brothers, Kenneth (Julia) Foreman of West Mansfield and Lester (Jerri) Foreman of Bellefontaine; 14 grandchildren, Sonya (Todd) Seibert, JoAnna (Jesse) Stewart, Nathan Short, Sean Short, Shane Short, Clint Short, Erin Short, Tammy Lane, Scott (Heather) Lane, Joshua Hurtt, Tiffany, Jordan and Billy Simpkins and Samantha Sellers; great-grandchildren, Jessica Jo and Sidney Stuart, Jimmy and Chelsea Osborne, Tyanna Seibert, Zachary Lemmings, Avery and Aspen Frost, Kenyon (Christina) Ritchie, Chloe, Canon, Scott Jr. and Zayden Lane, Braeden and Brycen Hurtt, Holden and Kellen Woodruff, Shelby and Makenzie Wickline, Grayson Bontjes and Heavenily and Rome Sellers; two great-great-grandchildren, Grace and Luna; several nieces and nephews; many special friends; and her church family.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel, 222 W. Center St., West Mansfield, where calling is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. The Rev. Linda Dulin-Moore officiates and burial is in Zanesfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Liberty United Methodist Church.
Express condolences to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com.