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Doris Ann (McBride) Short

May 7, 1933 ~ April 1, 2019 (age 85)

Doris A. Short, age 85, resident of Saybrook Twp. much of her life, died early Monday morning at the Lifecare Center in Sarasota, FL.

She was born May 7, 1933 in Ashtabula, the daughter of the late Fayette & Aileen (Whitson) McBride, she has resided in the Bradenton, FL area the past 18 months.  Doris married Robert A. Short on June 23, 1956 in Ashtabula.  Mrs. Short was a 5th grade teacher at the Saybrook Elementary School for 37 years prior to her retirement.

She was a member of the Saybrook United Methodist Church and the Saybrook Oldies, which is a group of retired teachers who met for lunch once a month for over 20 years.  Her enjoyments included traveling, shopping, visiting, and being with her friends.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; a son Bradley R. (Jeanine) Short of Bradenton, FL; two granddaughters, Kathryn A. & Mallorie M. Short, both of Bradenton, FL and a brother, Gordon (Francine) McBride of Hudson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:00 AM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula with the Rev. Jeff Stoll of the Saybrook United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Saybrook Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Friday from 4-6 PM at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Endowment Fund at Saybrook United Methodist Church, 7900 Depot Rd., Ashtabula, OH  44004.  The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff is honored to serve the Doris Short family.  Express condolences, view obituary, send a flower or light a candle at

Donations may be made to:

Saybrook United Methodist Church Endowment Fund
7900 S. Depot St., Ashtabula OH 44004

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