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Margie Louisa Short

April 19, 1929 ~ May 27, 2017 (age 88)

Margie’s life began on April 19, 1929 in Colony, KS.  She was the daughter of Reuben A. Chatterton and Mabel M. (Murray) Whitaker and stepdaughter of Urban G. Whitaker.  Margie was united in marriage to Charles Rex Short on May 2, 1948 in Redfield, KS.  Margie retired from Commerce Bank and Trust in Topeka.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in El Dorado and a member of the New Challengers Sunday School Class.  Margie enjoyed volunteering at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital and her Red Hat group.  Her greatest joy was her family which includes her husband of 69 years, Rex Short, of El Dorado; her children Barbara (Dorothy) Short of Nashville, TN, Brenda (Bill) Clarkin of Latham, KS, Brian (Belinda) Short of Spring Hill, TN, and Brad (Marilyn) Short of Webster Groves, MO; grandchildren, Moses Short, Maya (Darren) Johnson, Jenifer (Brad) Buckley, Philip (Megan) Clarkin, Katherine Short, Emily Short, Sr. Stavriane (Abigail Short), Amanda (Fr. Alex) Mackoul, Victoria Short, Renee (Tobias) Blomberg and AJ Short and great grandchildren Hayden Buckley, Hunter Clarkin, Axel and Eva Blomberg, and Evelynn Johnson. Margie passed away on May 27, 2017 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. She is preceded in death by her parents and four siblings. Her family will gather with friends on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Carlson Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at First Baptist Church, El Dorado led by Pastor Wade Graber.  Margie will be laid to rest in Colony Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. that day.  Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to First Baptist Church for the New Challengers Class.  Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Margie at

Charitable donations may be made to:

First Baptist Church-Challenger's Sunday School Class
315 W. Central, El Dorado KS 67042
Tel: 1-316-321-3266

 Service Information

May 31, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
(visitation with the family at F.H.
200 S. Star
El Dorado, KS 67042

Funeral Service
June 1, 2017

10:00 AM
First Baptist Church
315 W. Central
El Dorado, KS

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