Joan “Joey” Short, 83, of Clinton, passed away, Thursday 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.   


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