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Charley Short

March 3, 1933 ~ February 24, 2021 (age 87)


Charley Short, age 87 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Bro. Penny Emery officiating. We ask those that attend the service to please practice customarily accepted social distancing and to wear a face covering.

Charley worked for the City of Metropolis from the early 1960’s until his retirement. He enjoyed going to the local dance barns, McDonalds, and tinkering with anything that needed to be repaired.

Charley is survived by his son, Chuck Short and wife Robin; daughter-in-law, Betty Jo Short; grandchildren, Josh Short, Sierra Short, Raven Cohoon (Adam), Ethan Smith Short, Michael Short (Alana), Roger Short (Crecia); great grandchildren, Aidan Short, Addy Short, Austin Cohoon; Autumn Cofield, Alivia Cofield, Evan Short, Jeremy McComas, Alicia Mitchell (Eli); sister, Ruth Ann Wood; numerous nieces and nephews.

Charley was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Sarah (Thompson) Short; wife of 45 years, Doris Jean Short; son, Roger Dean Short; daughter, Sharon S. Short; 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at


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Graveside Service
March 1, 2021

1:00 PM
Metropolis Memorial Gardens

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