Frances M. Short
Mrs. Frances M. Short, age 82, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.
Mrs. Short, a talented homemaker, was born in New Castle on January 27, 1929, daughter of the late Osborne S. Woods and Helen Schroeder Woods. An avid baseball fan throughout her life, she delighted in cheering each season for her favorite team, the Philadelphia Phillies.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Short, Sr. in 1982, and a son, Ralph P. “Butch” Short, Sr. in 1994. She is survived by her son, Charles L. Short, Jr. of New Castle; daughter, Shirley F. Hitchens (David) of Middletown; brother, Albert Woods (Phyllis) of Wilmington; grandchildren, Laura Burroughs, Ralph Short, Jr., Krista Hitchens, Kyle Hitchens, and Charles L. Short III; and two great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 630 Churchmans Road, Ste. 202, Newark, DE 19702; or to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.