Austin Eugene Short, 76, of Clinton, Missouri, departed this life on October 22, 2016, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Twin Lakes Hospice and CARE (animal shelter) and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.
Austin was born on October 12, 1940 in rural Clinton, Missouri, the son of Robert L. Short and Mary Fyrne Anderson Short. He was a carpenter by trade all his life. Austin enjoyed bowling and playing golf. Austin also loved his pets.
Austin is survived by three sisters; Juanita Custer, Florissant, Missouri, Carol McKeehan (Tom) of Clinton, Missouri; Judy Hall of Clinton, Missouri, and Darlene Thompson (Bill) of Topeka, Kansas, one brother; Ray Short (Joyce) of Clinton, Missouri, a sister-in-law; Mary Jo Short of Clinton, Missouri, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his brother Robert L. Short Jr. and his sister Bernice Bentley.
Private family services will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Bethlehem Cemetery with Pastor Cindy Dubovich officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.