Obit: Shortess, Maude (1885 – 1971)
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Surnames: Shortess, Scott, Kasper, Roder, Bender, Timmler, Decker, Klaar, Brandon, Trip, West
----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 04 Mar 1971
Shortess, Maude (12 MAR 1885 – 23 FEB 1971)
Funeral services were held February 26 for Mrs. Maude Shortess, 85, of route 2, Spencer, who died Tuesday morning, February 23, 1971, at the Neillsville Memorial Home.
The Friday afternoon service was held at the Jasperson Funeral Home, and burial was made in the West Spencer Cemetery. Pastor Bernie A. Scott of the Spencer United Methodist Church officiated. Mrs. Norman Kasper sang "Rock of Ages" and "The Old Rugged Cross, " accompanied by Mrs. Darrell Roder. Pallbearers were Larry Shortess, Dick Shortess, Wayne Bender, Edward Timmler, Fred Decker, and Fred Klaar.
The former Maude Brandon was born March 12, 1885, in Chicago, and was married there to Richard Shortess, who preceded her in death in 1917. She made her home in Chicago until about 21 years ago, when she came to the Spencer area. About four years ago she became a resident of Memorial Home.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Trip, Cardiff, California; a son, Jack, route 2, Spencer; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. William West, Chicago. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter; a brother, and a sister.
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