Phyllis J. Short

January 24, 2017

Phyllis J. Short 82, resident of Wesley Manor, Frankfort passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.  She was born on November 30, 1934 in Kirklin, Indiana to Floyd & Gladys (Stern) Kingsolver.  Phyllis married Jack E. Short on November 15, 1968  in Kirklin and he preceded her in death in November 1, 2003.  Phyllis was a farm wife and also worked at the former Hanson’s Grocery in Kirklin before retiring in 2000 from Schulz IGA in Frankfort.  She was a lifelong Clinton County resident and a 1952 graduate of Kirklin High School.  Phyllis was of the Methodist Faith and was a former member of the Farmer’s Group of Kirklin, Order of the Eastern Star in Kirklin, Kirklin Fire Department Auxiliary and the Kirklin American Legion Auxiliary.  She was the volunteer manager of the Wesley Manor Library and exemplified a great passion for reading and books.  She also enjoyed antiques and was a lifetime collector.

Visitation and Services

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Wesley Manor Chapel in Frankfort. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at Wesley Manor. A private family burial will be held later. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Good Samaritan Fund at Wesley Manor.

Survived by:

A son, Tom (Wife-Sue Ann) West of Cassopolis, Michigan, a Brother, Alvin (Wife-Kay) Kingsolver of Kirklin. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by a Step Mother Grace Kingsolver, 1 brother Joe McKinney, 1 sister Ruth Hunter and an infant daughter.


Leave your Condolences

14 Condolences for “Phyllis J. Short”

  1. Jeanie Thompson January 25, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Tom I’m so so sorry to see that your Mother passed away. She was the sweetest, funniest, appreciative person and I just loved her so much. She was one of my favorites at the Manor. I’m in Florida so I won’t be able to honor her by coming to her visitation. Thank you for sharing her with those of us that worked at Wesley Manor. She always made us laugh!!

  2. Wendy Cripe January 26, 2017 at 8:14 am

    I will miss our many chats at the Manor. I greatly enjoyed her company. She will be forever missed. God Bless

  3. ANN KONOPA January 26, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    I had the pleasure of serving Phyllis in the dining room at the Manor.Such a fun and loving lady.My deepest sympathies to her family.💞

  4. Nancy Elsea January 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    I have very fond thoughts of Phyllis and Jack and the fairgrounds. She always came and supported Jack in keeping the grounds looking good. She always had a ready smile and a great laugh. Please accept my condolences. Rest in peace, Phyllis.

  5. Judy Cogswell Ackerson January 26, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I always enjoyed doing Phyllis’s hair years ago in Kirklin. She was a sweet always smiling lady. I got to visit with her last summer when I went to visit some others. She was just the same. 😢❤️

  6. pam (wire)Ferguson January 26, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Sorry to hear this. Her and Jack was lifelong friends with my parents, Marion and Leola wire. She was always sweet and caring.
    My name Is Pamela ( Wire ) Ferguson.

  7. Lori Snyder January 26, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Was always so nice to see her smiling face at the manor. Prayers for her family.

  8. Brenda King-Burt January 27, 2017 at 4:35 am

    So sorry to hear about your mother Tom. I remember babysitting for you several times. My parents thought so much of Phyllis and loved her. My mom and dad was Herman and Emaline King of Sheridan. Praying for you, Brenda King -Burt.

  9. Tom Payne January 27, 2017 at 9:04 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I used to work with Phyllis at the grocery store in Kirklin, but I haven’t seen her since I moved to Arizona. She could brighten any day with her smile and laugh. God is getting a true angel.

  10. Susanne Golding January 27, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I met Phyllis many times when I was visiting my friend Sharon Gilbert at Wesley Manor from Canada. She always had a smile on her face and laughed and joked with everyone. A lovely lady. My sincere condolences.

  11. Jim & Cec Purciful January 27, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Tom and Sue Ann, We are sorry to hear of Phyllis’s passing. We didn’t get to see her when we were there, and regret that. We have so many fond memories of her and Jack. She was loved by many.

  12. Patty Barnett January 27, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Tom, So sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. Have enjoyed being in Farm Group with she and Jack and also Euchre Club. No more dialysis. Hope you ànd Sue are doing ok.

  13. Susan Rhine January 28, 2017 at 8:18 am

    So sorry for your loss!
    I have lots of fond memories from growing up in our country neighborhood!
    Your mom was a sweet lady!
    She is resting in heaven now!
    Love and prayers,
    Susie Smith Rhine

  14. Jim Siegfried January 29, 2017 at 6:50 pm


    I am sorry. I was unable to attend your mothers services yesterday. I am sure Barb and Phyllis are without pain and talking like old times.

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