Wanda Jean Short, 78, of Chetopa, Kan., passed away March 20, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Pittsburg, Kan.

Wanda Jean Short, 78, of Chetopa, Kan., passed away March 20, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Pittsburg, Kan.

She was born January 20, 1934, in Goodrich, Kan., to Leonard L. and Lizzie Ruth (Bowman) Hudson. She was a graduate of Desoto High School. On June 30, 1953, she married Donald L. Short. The couple made their home in Parsons and later moved to Chetopa. Don preceded her in death on October 30, 2011.

Wanda is survived by one son, John Short and his wife Sarah of Pittsburg, Kan.; two daughters, Donna Eads and her husband Bob of Miami, Okla., and Darla Brown and her husband Tom of Kansas City, Kan.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Richard L. Hudson of Olathe, Kan.

A graveside service for Wanda Short will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Welch City Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held at 10 a.m., prior to service time. Rev. Raymond Whetstone will officiate. Interment following.

Arrangements entrusted to Jim Thomas, Thomas Funeral Home, Welch.