Judy Arline Short of Hedrick, Iowa


Judy Arline Short, 76, of Hedrick, Iowa, passed away June 30, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Judy was born Aug. 11, 1941, in rural Ogden, Iowa, to Earl and Frances Harrington.

She grew up on a farm with two brothers, Francis and Doug.

She graduated from Ogden High School in 1959.

On Feb. 14, 1962, Judy was united in marriage to Ronald Short, and they were blessed with four children: Dorinda Jo, Ronda D., Regina Arlene and Ronald Dean.

Judy worked in the food industry for several years.

Her hobbies included vegetable and flower gardening, fishing, sewing, reading and enjoying the outdoors.

She was also a big fan of the Oakridge Boys.

Judy is survived by her children, Dorinda (Keith) Baker of Hedrick, Ronda Meyer of West Des Moines, Regina (Dan) Ruggle of Perry and Ronald (Nicole) Short of Urbandale; her grandchildren, Chelsey, Stephen, Tyrel, Emily, Madelyn and McKenzie; and her great-grandchildren, Gauge, William, Chloe, Caitlin and Theo; her brother, Doug (Ruth) Harrington; and many nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frances (Ralph) Holman and Earl (Wanda) Harrington; and siblings, Sharon, Kenneth and Francis; sister-in-law, Delores; nephew, Scott; and special friend, Al Droste.

A graveside service will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in rural Boone County Saturday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m., with luncheon following at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church at 10th and Iowa streets in Perry.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to AHeinz 57 Dog Rescue in Desoto or Keokuk County Hospice and mailed to Gina Ruggle at 14218 Green Drive, Perry, IA 50220.


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