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Katherine (Kay) Short born on March 3, 1938 in Keysrocks, Pennsylvania, passed away on August 29, 2017 at her home in Mesa, Arizona. She has joined her beloved husband, William H. Short, Jr., who passed on October 15, 1992. Kay is survived by her six children and their spouses: Frank Short, Jenny and Frank Kanozik, Eileen and Preston Freeman, William H. III and Machell Short, Paul and Barbara Short, Carol Reid, 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Kay loved to sew, and would share those talents by providing gifts for friends and family members. She was an avid collector of multiple memorabilia: M&Ms, Beanie Babies, Owls, and Angels. She was an animal lover and often found herself adopting a stray kitten (or two...or three). She loved to surround herself with family and truly enjoyed being involved with the activities and hobbies of her grandchildren.

In the words of a Donna Taggart song, our thoughts are conveyed by saying: "There will be another angel around the throne tonight. Your love lives on inside of me and I will hold on tight. It's not my place to question, only God knows why...I'm just jealous of the angels around the throne tonight."

She was deeply loved by her family and friends, and will be greatly missed.