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Louis "Charlie" Curtis Short

September 27, 1929 ~ February 28, 2020 (age 90)


It is with heavy hearts and great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved brother, Louis Curtis Short. He was better known to us as “Charlie”.  He passed away at the age of 90, on Friday, February 28, 2020, at Integrity Health Care of Godfrey.

Charlie was born on September 27, 1929, in Alton, to the late Raymond Curtis and Lora Ellen (Field) Short.

He is survived by his brothers, Russ of Goreville, Bill (Alice) of Moro, James (Sharron) of Elsah; sister, Vera (Gerry) Le Claire of Godfrey; sister in law, Dorothea of East Alton; seventeen wonderful nieces and nephews who will miss “Uncle Charlie”. 

In addition to his parents, Raymond and Lora, he was preceded in death by his brother, Merle and nephew, Curtis Ray Short.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Breeze Hospice.

Private family burial will be held at Wanda Cemetery.

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