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Ronald Lee Short

August 21, 1945 ~ June 16, 2020 (age 74)

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Ronald Lee Short, 74, of Urbana passed away at 4:34 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Private family services will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020. Burial with Firefighter’s Last Call will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Sidney.

Ron was born in Champaign on August 21, 1945 to parents Delmar and Margaret (Freeman) Short. They preceded him in death.

On August 22, 1964 Ron married the love of his life Judith Davidson in Urbana, she survives. Also surviving are their children; Trent Edward (Jodi) Short of Urbana and Todd Edwin (Shelley) Short of Sidney. Siblings; David Robert (Kay) Short of Champaign, James Michael Short of Champaign and two grandchildren; Elysabeth and Matthew Short also survive him.

Ron was a graduate of Urbana High School and a firefighter with the Urbana Fire Department for twenty-five years, where he was the past President for the Urbana Firefighters Pension Board.

He coached Little League and was a member of Sidney Christian Church. Ron was an Elder at Webber Street Christian Church; he was also a Youth Leader and taught Sunday School.

Ron’s family would like to thank all our friends and family for the many prayers during his extended illness. A special thanks to all of the Doctors and Nurses at Carle and Barnes Hospital for providing him with such good care for the last 30 years.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Ron’s honor to the Sidney Christian Church. 

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