Saturday, December 19, 2009

Anita Short (December 15, 2009)

Anita Louise Bowers Short, 71, of Arcanum, died Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at Hospice Of Dayton. Beloved wife of Donald R. Short for 53 years was born in Richmond, Indiana on September 24, 1938, the daughter of the late Otho Dale and Zelma Ruth (Hoover) Bowers. She was an active self employed Antique Dealer and Genealogist. Anita authored many publications including "Gateway to the West", many genealogical record books, and articles for the Arcanum Historical Society. Mrs. Short was a member of D. A. R. serving as a Regent and Vice Regent. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Danelle Ann Short, and a brother Richard Bowers. Mrs. Short is survived by her husband Don R. Short; daughter Dana Sowry and husband Duane of Arcanum; Granddaughter Dwana Hughes of Columbus; Great Grandson Nick Hughes of Greenville; Sister D. June Ellison of Orlando, FL; and 2 nephews Brandon Ellison of Florida and Wildon Ellison family of Copley, Ohio. Private Family Services will be held at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Pastor Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery.