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Joan “Joey” Short

Birth Date: February 15, 1935
Death Date: February 5, 2019

Joan “Joey” Short, 83, of Clinton, passed away, Tuesday night, February 5, 2019 at 7:50 p.m. at John Warner Hospital in Clinton.  She was born February 15, 1935 in Clinton, the daughter of Estle “Tubby” and Isabelle Reid Lowe.  She married Robert Short on November 29, 1956 in Clinton.  He preceded her in death in 2009. 

Joey was a longtime nurse, working at John Warner Hospital in Clinton for 35 years until her retirement.  She also worked in other areas of medicine, including home health care.  She was an avid baseball fan, and enjoyed cheering on her beloved St. Louis Cardinals. 

She is survived by three sons, Michael Lee Short of Clinton; Steven T. (Linda) Short of Clinton; and Phillip L. Short of Scottsdale, Arizona; five grandchildren, Jim (Ashley) Blue of Birmingham, Alabama; Adam (Heather) Blue of Bloomington; Justin (Tracie) Blue of Champaign; Andrea (Cody) Shepard of Maroa; and Trevor Blue of Clinton; four great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Doris Dash. 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents. 

Honoring Joey’s wishes, cremation services will be provided by Moran and Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2801 North Monroe Street, Decatur, IL.  Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 16th at 11 a.m.  at First Christian Church of Clinton.  Burial of Joey’s ashes will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the DeWitt County Animal Shelter, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the American Cancer Society.   

Condolences may be shared with the family at 

February 16, 2019
10:00 am
- 11:00 am
First Christian Church
Memorial Service
February 16, 2019
11:00 am
First Christian Church
Graveside Service
February 16, 2019
12:00 pm
Woodlawn Cemetery
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  1. Remembering Joey today. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss of your mother. I’ll always remember her kindness to me!

  2. Joey Short

    Written by: Larry and Sharon Gee

    In memory of Joey Short. We have known both your mom and dad for many years and always enjoyed being with them. Joey took care of me in JWH when I had my daughter in 1960.
    Larry worked at GET with your dad. They were both very respectable, hard
    working people. Joey will be missed.
    With sincere sympathy. Larry and Sharon Gee

  3. We are so sorry to read of your Mother’s passing. Our sincerest sympathy be with your family. We all have good memories of our days in nurse’s training with her at St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing. She used her training well and usually attended our yearly dinner meeting. She and five classmates attended on their 60th anniversary. May your memories be comforting for you. Our deepest sympathy , from her friends of St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Lois Klein, Pres.

  4. Joan Short

    Written by: Lois Klein

    Our sincere sympathy is with you the family of Joan Short. Joey was a year ahead of us in nurse’s training. We have some “good memories of our training days”. We always looked forward to visiting with her at the St. Joseph’s Nurse’s Alumnae dinner-meeting every spring. She was so faithful to come. She and 5 of her classmates attended their 60th reunion in 2016. She was surely a great Mother and nurse!!!!
    We know you will miss her so much. Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead. The St. Joseph’s School of Nursing Alumnae Officers; Lois Klein, Marilyn Gillan, Rosemary Toohill, Jackie Hagerty, Linda Roth, Bonnie Jonas, Georgia Green, Phyllis Fehr and members.

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