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Joyce P. (VanDenHende) Short

December 2, 1936 ~ July 31, 2018 (age 81)
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Joyce P. Short, 81, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday July 31, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10am Saturday August 4, 2018 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island, where she was a member. Visitation will be from 9:30am to service time at church. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be left to the family.

She was born on December 2, 1936 in Rock Island, the daughter of Edmund and Madeleine (VanHecke) VanDenHende. Joyce was a graduate of Alleman High School in 1954. She married the love of her life, William Short on February 19, 1955 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island.

Mrs. Short had been employed at Hardees Restaurant, Milan for 26 years.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joyce enjoyed crocheting afghans, playing bingo, slots at the casino, singing and dancing with her sisters and their annual trips. In her younger years, she loved boating and camping with her family. She also enjoyed dancing with her husband.

Survivors include her children, Stephanie S. Littmann, William E. (Lori) Short, Kathryn L. Roberts, Karen J. Goodman, Hope M. (Joe) Miller; 14 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; sister, Jeanne Gross and brothers in law, Dave Burkhead and Robert Short(Cindi Wyatt).

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Timothy J. Short; sisters, Joan Burkhead, Julie Smith and brother, Richard VanDenHende.








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