Donna Jean Short, 68 of Amoret, MO passed away May 17, 2015 at Willow Lane Nursing Home after a short battle with cancer. A visitation will be held Thursday, May 21st from 1 to 2 pm at the First Baptist Church of Butler. The funeral service will follow at 2 pm, also at the church. Burial will be in Benjamin Cemetery, Amoret, MO. Donations are suggested to the church or to Benjamin Cemetery. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Donna was born March 4, 1947 in Paola, KS to Edgar and Minnie Leuty. Donna was united in marriage to Jesse Short in August of 1966. She enjoyed spending time with her family, her pets, gardening and attending Hume High School Alumni Reunions. She especially loved shooting fireworks. Donna was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Johnnie Leuty. She is survived by her husband Jesse Short of the home, daughter Julie Ann Bisnett of Eskridge, KS, daughter Karla Short of Butler, MO, grandchildren; Matt, Marilyn, Hailee, and Brenden, and great-grandchildren; Aurora and David. She is also survived by her sister Cynthia Fillpot of Independence, MO, sister Debra Bruner of Mound City, KS, several nieces and nephews, and her little dog Jack.