Mt. Carmel Illinois Newspaper Aug. 1967--


  Roy D. Short, founder of the Roy D. Short Co. Funeral Home, died Sunday evening at Wabash General Hospital.  He was 75.

  Mr. Short came to Mt. Carmel in 1916 and founded the funeral home.  In 1931, he started Highland Memorial Cemetery.

  Mr. Short was a member of the First Methodist Church, a 50 year member of the Mt. Carmel Lodge 238 F. & A. M., Mt. Carmel chapter 159 R.A.M.. Mt. Carmel Commandery 82, Ainad Temple of East St. Louis, Eastern Star and a charter member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, and a former member of the Rotary Club and the Wabash General Hospital board.

  He was born Dec. 13, 1891 in Owensville, Ind., the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis Short.  On Nov. 21, 1912 he married Versa B. Fravel in Evansville.

  Surviving are his wife; three grandchildren, Sue Ann, John W. and Jeff Glick; and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Ponzer of Charlotte, N. C., and Mrs. Nellie McGregor of Pierre, S.D.

  Preceding him in death were two sons, John W. and Joseph H.; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Lee Glick; three brothers, Porter, Nobel and Paul and one sister, Mrs. Lelah Spore.

  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Memorial Chapel of the Roy D. Short Co. with Rev. Max L. Martin officiating.

  Interment will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery.  Masonic services will be conducted at the graveside.

  Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Tuesday.



  Funeral services for Roy D. Short were conducted from the Roy D. Short Co. Memorial Chapel August 16 at 10 a.m., Rev. Max L. Martin officiating.

  Organ selections were furnished by Mrs. Van Fisher.

  Pall bearers were Roscoe Schafer, Ed Walters, Bobbie Hughes, H. C. Gould, Dorwood Baird, Joe Mix, Rex Lindsay, and Clifford Malcolm.

  Honorary pall bearers were Ben Townsend, L. R. Leach, Ralph Condrey, Dr. C. K. Shannon, Edward Arbuthnot, Howard Snyder, Frank Havill, Roy Johnson, A. C. Rehnquist, Charles G. Campbell, Arthur Wood, Rudy Christy, Robert Mundy.

  Interment Highland Memorial Cemetery.

  Masonic rites were conducted at the graveside.