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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, J C Short, 86 years old, born on March 7, 1924, and passed away on June 9, 2010. We will remember him forever.
March 8, 2023
March 8, 2023
Thinking of you Daddy - sorry I didn’t write to you yesterday on your 99th birthday. Love you and miss you. I cherish all of the memories ❤️
June 11, 2022
June 11, 2022
I’m sorry I didn’t write to you on June 9 Daddy. I love you and miss you more as I get older. So many things I took for granted. You were such a good hearted hard working man. I treasure my memories of you. I long for the day I get to see Mom, Larry. and you again. ❤️
March 7, 2022
March 7, 2022
Thinking of you Daddy. Wish you were here to see our new place and watch the construction of the house addition.
June 9, 2021
June 9, 2021
11 years - still miss you Daddy. Was just talking to my girls about how I would stand on your feet, when I was little, to dance with you. Great memories.
June 9, 2020
June 9, 2020
Love you and miss you, Daddy! Can’t believe it has been 10 years since you’ve been gone.
March 7, 2020
March 7, 2020
Happy Birthday Daddy!  Missing you and Mom this morning. I am so glad you are back together in Heaven. Especially hard today - I so wish you were both here for me to share my joys and fears with and get advice from. I love you both and look forward to the day I am with you in Heaven!❤️
June 9, 2019
June 9, 2019
Daddy
Thinking about you this morning and Mama being with you. Until that day....
March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
Daddy
Another year has passed but your memory has not. Your great granddaughter, Arrow, just turned four and you will have a great grandson to carry our name in July. More importantly, you have your sweetheart with you now and I look forward to seeing the two of you together again. Thank you for all you did for us and continue watching over us.
June 10, 2017
June 10, 2017
Some time has gone by and there's been some things that I wished you could have been around for, but it doesn't mean you're forgotten Grandpa. I miss you but I hope you're resting well.
June 10, 2017
June 10, 2017
Mr Short was a true gentleman and friend to all. What a great way to remember him and his legacy.
June 9, 2017
June 9, 2017
Hard to believe its been seven years. So much has changed and yet nothing has changed. Your spirit lives on. Love you Daddy.
March 7, 2017
March 7, 2017
Daddy,
Happy Birthday! Miss and think of you everyday. Give Larry a hug for me.
March 7, 2017
March 7, 2017
Happy 93rd Birthday Daddy! Miss you sooo much! I know you are watching over us! Love you bunches!!!

March 7, 2016
March 7, 2016
Daddy
Happy Birthday. I sang Happy Birthday to you this morning
In the middle of the ocean in the West Indies 
Neither of us would have ever imagined that
I miss you every day and being able to ask questions about life
You taught me well and I am proud when my boys tell me
You are just like Granpa.
Looking forward to that day when we see each other again.
Your son.
March 7, 2016
March 7, 2016
Well somehow JC got auto corrected to Jack. You k ow who I meant.
March 7, 2016
March 7, 2016
Helen, Linda.
He was such a great guy!! Know you both miss him. It is easy for me to remember this day as he shared a birthday with my brother who we lost in 2012. But thought of them both early today. Jack would have helped me but brother Bill straight when he started on we Aggies. He was just jealous.
March 7, 2016
March 7, 2016
God bless you Linda for your wonderful tribute to your Daddy. I am sure he is smiling from heaven!
March 7, 2016
March 7, 2016
I love and miss you Daddy! I look forward to the day I get to see you again. You were a great role model in that you always took care of and provided for your family, had a strong work ethic, morals, and values. You were truly a good man with a huge heart. Some of my favorite memories with you are you letting me stand on your feet to teach me to dance, you pushing me in the wheelbarrow to feed the cows, and reading the comic strips to me on Sundays. Happy 92nd Birthday!
June 9, 2015
June 9, 2015
Thought of J.C. a few days ago when talking to a former Campbell Soup co-worker. I have great memories of the times I spent with J.C.  He was a true gentleman and a great man.  He will always be remembered and will always be missed.
March 7, 2015
March 7, 2015
You and J C. and Charlie and I had many memorable moments as we shared our friendship through the years. Our trip to California; anniversary dinners at Paris Golf and Country Club and Shogun's, to name a couple. 2010 was not our happiest year!
March 7, 2015
March 7, 2015
Almost 5 years since J. C. left us and I still miss him, but look forward to being with him again some day. So many memories. Thank you friends for sharing your thoughts. It means a lot to me.
March 7, 2015
March 7, 2015
Ms Short and others
I can never think of Mr Short without a smile coming to my face, what a delight he was. I remember him in an Aggie meeting or two --yrs ago when i first came to Paris. I know the family misses him we miss seeing him around and in church. Knowing your memories keep you going. Josie
March 7, 2015
March 7, 2015
We will always remember seeing J.C. at First Methodist. He was so energetic and always had a smile when he saw you. Cannot believe he would have been 91 years old!! He did not ever look his age!!
March 7, 2015
March 7, 2015
How we all miss JC! I'm thinking that the world needs many more giants like him; I know the Church does! Blessings and peace to you, Helen. It won't be long.
March 8, 2014
March 8, 2014
We cannot believe that J C passed away in 2010! Know that it seems much longer to you though. Can still see him at church with you and your friends. You are a wonderful wife to create this birthday memorial to him. God bless!
March 8, 2014
March 8, 2014
My first memory of JC was when Helen brought him to our farm in Brookston. JC brought kites and that was the first time ever I had flown a kite. Much later when I visited JC and Helen in Powderly I enjoyed sitting with JC on the couch and listening to his stories. He was always interested in what I and my family had been doing, especially the Air Force stories. He always recounted his time in the St Louis area and Scott AFB. A fine gentleman small in stature but huge in heart.
March 7, 2014
March 7, 2014
The Chamber and Visitor Center moved into the Plaza Art Gallery several years ago, and that is when I met J C Short. He was such a kind man, and would come to events with his precious wife, Helen. I enjoyed visiting with him, and missed our conversations when he could no longer come to the Gallery. Just thinking about this sweet man on his 90th birthday, and know that the family has many cherished memoires to hold on to.
Sincerely,
Becky Semple
March 7, 2014
March 7, 2014
It always seemed that JC and Helen were the 'perfect match'...such an adoring couple who could brighten up a room when they walked in! I can remember so many community benefits that JC and Helen would attend...and seems my memory recalls a place on the dance floor was a regular occurrence.
What a great Christian example for their children, grandchildren and all who observed them!

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March 8, 2023
March 8, 2023
Thinking of you Daddy - sorry I didn’t write to you yesterday on your 99th birthday. Love you and miss you. I cherish all of the memories ❤️
June 11, 2022
June 11, 2022
I’m sorry I didn’t write to you on June 9 Daddy. I love you and miss you more as I get older. So many things I took for granted. You were such a good hearted hard working man. I treasure my memories of you. I long for the day I get to see Mom, Larry. and you again. ❤️
March 7, 2022
March 7, 2022
Thinking of you Daddy. Wish you were here to see our new place and watch the construction of the house addition.
His Life

Workin Cattle

March 7, 2021
We moved to the farm in Powderly where I turned 10, so needless to say I had no experience workin cattle, meaning vaccinations, dehorning, castrations, etc but Daddy soon began teaching Larry and me about those very things. Another thing, less tangible but never the less very real, was the unspoken behavior of cowboys workin cattle. Essentially, it becomes a no holds barred battle of wills, intuition, behavior and frustration.
What I learned immediately was that the normal behavior I had been accustomed to between my father and me and Larry, was temporarily “suspended” during our sessions. Looking back, I feel sorry for Daddy havin to try and work cattle with two snot nosed kids. I wouldn’t trade nothin for those memories now. As Larry, me and Daddy would crowd and ease the cows towards the open gate of the corral, I can hear his encouraging words “hold whatcha got, hold whatcha got”. 
you woulda been 97 today and your Daddy, Oscar, would have been 130 earlier in the week. And I’m 66. Whew, hard to believe
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sence of humor

March 11, 2014

J.C. had a dry sence of humor and did not like to hear Aggie jokes; however,
 he told me an Aggie joke one day and I fell for it (something concerning the telephone ).  He also enjoyed my lemon chess pies.  He was always interested in what my family was doing.  We knew some of the same people from one of his jobs when he worked in the milk business and we had fun remembering some of the unusual people he came in contact with.  J.C. and Helen provided well for their family and had a very successful life.

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