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Kenneth J. Short Jr.

December 15, 1969 — September 23, 2021

Kenneth J. Short Jr.

Kenneth “Kenny” James Short, Jr., 51, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 23, 2021, surrounded by family at Salina Regional Health Center. He worked as a miner in the Stillwater Mine in Montana.

Kenny was born on December 15, 1969, in Pittsburg, KS, the son of Kenneth James Short, Sr. and Sheila Joann (Griffin) Short. On April 19, 2010, Kenny was united in marriage to Kelly J. Eddy in McPherson, KS.

Survivors include: his wife, Kelly of the home; children, Tia Evans (Tyler) of Powell, WY, Walker Short of Powell, WY, Gracie Short (Justin) of Cartersville, GA, Zachary Kintigh (Leigh) of Wichita, KS, Taylor O’Neill (Stephen) of McPherson, KS, Alexis Jones of Wichita, KS, Maddison Jones of McPherson, KS, and Hunter Short of McPherson, KS; his mother, Sheila Rhuems of Mindenmines, MO; siblings, Kerry Short of Mindenmines, MO, Trevor Short of Mindenmines, MO, Travis Short (Brandee) of Mindenmines, MI, and Nick Short (Kristin) of Arkansas; grandchildren, Claudio & Lilliauna Evans, Skyla White, Liam & Seraphina Kintigh, Jacob Gill, Preston Rice, and Grand Gecko Kiwi; close friends he considered family, Joe Nemecheck, Ywain Orler, Joe Parker, Tyler Lyon, Garret Lyon, Trevor Ferguson, and Lance Smith; and many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by: his father, Kenneth James Short, Sr.; grandparents, John & Maybell Short and J.W. & Imogene Hukill; parents-in-law, Sharon & Michael Alexander; and a nephew, Michael Smith.

The memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, October 8, 2021, at McPherson Church of Christ with Pastor Keith Lyon officiating. To view a live stream broadcast of the service, please click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIkxUr_A2D9nkpLz1mtPjoA/live Inurnment will be held at a later date in Moorhead Cemetery in Lamar, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to help offset funeral expenses by giving to GoFundMe at https://gofund.me/1e410a8e or making checks directly payable to Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Kenneth J. Short Jr. please visit our Sympathy Store.

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