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Mary Ruth Short

November 11, 1929 — August 25, 2023

Lancaster, SC

Mary Ruth Short

 

Lancaster, SC

 

Miss Mary Ruth Short, age 93, entered into rest on Friday, August 25, 2023. In honoring Miss Mary Ruth’s wishes, a private graveside service was held at Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, SC officiated by Brent Taylor.

 

Miss Short was born November 11, 1929 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late James Eddie and Wincie Mangum Short. She was a graduate of Zoar High School and received her B.S. Degree from Winthrop College. Mary Ruth grew up attending Westfield Creek Baptist Church and joined First Baptist Church of Lancaster after relocating to that area. She was very active in her church and enjoyed working in the children’s ministries. She was a retired employee of The Springs Company and a former employee of the Bank of Lancaster. Mary Ruth was a humble servant of God, always seeking ways to bless and take care of others.

 

In addition to her parents, Miss Short was also preceded in death by her mother that helped raise her, Ethel Lee Short; and brother, James M. Short.

 

Survivors include her sister, Jacqueline Short White of Mineral, VA; nephew, Jim (Lori) Short of Lancaster, SC; nieces, Mona (James) Campbell of Chesterfield, SC, and Gretchen (Matt) Jaroweski of Mineral, VA; numerous great nieces and great nephews; long-time caregiver and family friend, Vicky Sanders; and her extended family at Spring Hill Assisted Living of Pageland, SC.

 

Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children’s home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648

 

 

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Short family.   

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