Wanda Short, 87, of the Sinking Spring community, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

She was born on the home place in Adams County, Ohio on Sept. 2, 1932, the daughter of the late James and Anna (Wylie) Shoemaker.

Wanda was a member of the Conaway Chapel United Methodist Church. After all her children graduated from high school, Wanda got her driver’s license and went to work, where she was employed at Robertshaw Controls in Hillsboro for several years. She retired from Crestwood Nursing Center and then cared for a dear friend in the Sinking Spring community until her passing. Wanda loved playing bingo, arts and crafts and reading her Bible and attended every worship service at the nursing home. Wanda dearly loved all her grandbabies.

Wanda is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Clinton Fields of Sinking Spring and Jean and Joe Thompson of Mt. Orab; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Dotty Short of Piketon and Rick and Jennifer Short of Peebles; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Short, who passed away Dec. 13, 2011; two sons, Mike and Marvin Short; one granddaughter, Melissa Short; four brothers, Harvey, Otho, Charles Raymond and Mearyl Shoemaker; and three sisters, Inis Cluff, Dorothy Newkirk and Faye Hottinger.

Funeral services will be private at convenience of the family, Monday, March 30, 2020 at the Wylie-Thompson Funeral Home in Sinking Spring. Pastor Greg Seaman will officiate services with burial to follow in the Dunkard Ridge Cemetery.

Family requests memorials to the Sinking Spring Community Church or The Laurels of Hillsboro Activities Department.

To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.thompsonfuneralhomes.com.