Had been sufferer from heart trouble and complications for five years - Burial at Pittsburg Under Auspices of Oddfellows Lodge.

W.W. Short died at his home six miles southeast of Liberal, Saturday, following a prolonged illness from dropsy and complication of ailments resulting from weak heart action.

Wellington Wesley Short, familiarly known as Well, was born near Lamar, Mo., Feb. 2, 1877.  Departed this life at his home near Liberal, Mo., Nov. 10, 1923, at 4:30p.m., being at the time of his death 46 years, 9 months and 8 days of age.
When a small boy he with his parents moved to this neighborhood and with the exception of a few years residence in Pittsburg, Kans., spent his entire life here.
He was married June 21, 1899, to Miss May Jewart of Liberal.
Well had been a great sufferer for the past five years from a complication of diseases, and always bore his suffering with great fortitude.  Everything that medical skill and tender nursing by loving hands could do was done, but to no avail.  God in his wisdom knows best although so hard for us to see and understand with broken bleeding hearts.  He leaves to mourn his demise his devoted companion, three sons, Arvil aged 20, Joy 2, and Audrey 5, all at home; three loving sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Mobley of McCune, Kans., Mrs. Callie McKenzie of Liberal, Mo., and Mrs. Ella McKenzie of Garland, Kans., three brothers, Fred and Joe of Moundville, Mo., and Ed of Yakima, Wash., and stepmother, Mrs. Hettie Short, of Liberal, besides a host of other relatives and friends.  He was the son of the late H. H. Short, who as well as his mother, preceeded him some years ago.  He was a member of the Knights and Ladies of Security, the I.O.O.F. No. 393 and Teamsters Union of Pittsburg.  Well was well and favorably known and numbered his friends by his acquaintances.  He was an honest and upright neighbor and friend, a kind and loving husband and father, of a very jovial disposition with always a smile and kind word for everyone.  His passing casts a shadow of sorrow over the entire community.
The funeral was held at the home Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m., the Rev. J.H.O. Smith of Pittsburg, Kans., officiating, brother Oddfellows acting as pall bearers.  The Grand View choir sang his two favorite hymns, "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Shall We Meet Beyond the River" then "We Are Going Down the Valley One By One, "  Mrs. Wilbur Wilson and Mrs. Walter Talbott sang a duet, "It Is Well With My Soul."
The unusual attendance is a testimonial of the high esteem in which the deceased was held.  The body was taken to the beautiful Highland Park Cemetery at Pittsburg where he was tenderly laid to rest.  The choir sang, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", and the last sad rights were conducted by the Oddfellows which were impressive and beautiful.   (The rest of the obit is cut off here)

Submitted by Terra Carr on December 9, 2002.


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