Donna Sue Short August 10, 1939 – May 19, 2019


Donna Sue Short, 79, of Eldorado, passed away, Sunday, May 19, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Donna was born in Eldorado on August 10, 1939 to the late Charles T. and Irene (Parsons) McGill. Donna was a devoted military wife for 20 years as her husband served in the United States Navy. She worked as a manager of Huck’s store on State Street in Eldorado for several years and also at WalMart.

On April 27, 1957 she married Leonard F. Short and he preceded her in death on February 4, 2007.

She is survived by her daughters: Sandra Lynn Tite of Eldorado, Debra Sue (Mark) Schumacher of St. Joseph, IL and Nancy Ann (Chad) Pemberton of Eldorado. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Michael Harrawood, Erik M Grome, Matthew Jameson Gaines, Tyler Joseph Gaines, Ethan M. (Taylor) Pemberton, Megan Kelsey Schumacher, Emily M. Pemberton, Leigh Cook and Candice Casey and eight great grandchildren: Gracie Harrawood, Ben Harrawood, Skye Casey, Alye Mae Casey, Madison Gaines, Gabriella Gaines, Cheyleigh Jo Gaines and Zane Maxwell Pemberton. She is also survived by a brother Gary (Lucy) McGill of Eldorado. She is also survived by several nieces and nephew and cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Larry McGill and a nephew Cody McGill.

As per her wishes she will be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Watson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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