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Philip D. Short

Posted 11/29/2017

BURRTON – Philip D. Short, 65, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at his home in Burrton surrounded by his wife and children.  He was born Dec.11, 1951 at Newton, to Lewis M. and Rachel Jean (Giggy) Short. 

He graduated from Burrton High School in 1969. He attended Southwestern College in Winfield on a football scholarship.

He was a rural mail carrier for 20 years in Derby and worked for King Construction, Hesston, for several years before returning to Burrton in 2001.  He worked for Hardwood Millwork in Burrton for the last 15 ½ years. For several years he was a volunteer at Valley Hope in Moundridge. He enjoyed hunting on the family owned land north of Burrton and spending time there with his beloved dog, Lizzie.  He loved to ride his Harley. He married Beth Sharlow in 1975 and had two sons, Levi and Joey.

He married Shannon Elliott in 1981 and had a daughter, Rachael, and a son, Seth. On April 2, 2010, he married Jean Anne “Annie” Baker in Newton. He is survived by: his wife, Annie Short, brother Allen Short, Hutchinson; sons, Levi (Shannon) Short, Gardner; Joey (Kelli Carter) Short, Yoder; Seth Short, Burrton; daughter, Rachael (Alphonso) Meza, Wichita; step-daughter, Haylie McMurry, Burrton, six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by: his parents; brothers, Larry and Jerry Short; and sister, LuJean Graybill.

Memorial service will be held at the Burrton United Methodist Church ‪on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kim Andrews presiding.  Cremains will be buried at the Burrton Cemetery immediately following the memorial service. Memorials may be made to the Burrton United Methodist Church and the Reno County Hospice.