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Laura Marie (Smith) Short

April 13, 1936 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 86)


Laura Marie Short, 86, of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2002, at Parkview DeKalb Hospital, Auburn, Indiana.

She was born on April 13, 1936, in Angola, Indiana to Willard Ford and Bernice Marie (Heckman) Smith.  She graduated from Angola High School in 1954.

Laura married Carl E. Short on April 20, 1954.

She worked for Angola Die Cast for 25 years, retiring in 1998.

Surviving are her children, Gayla M. Henderson of Angola, Indiana and Carl Curtis Short of Baltimore, Maryland;

Sisters, Louella Root of Angola, Indiana and Ruth Ann Tatro of Auburn, Indiana; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Short in 2022, sons, Terry Kevin “TK” Short in 1976, Leland Eugene Short in 2001; daughter, Jennie K. Short in 2020 and three brothers, Leland F. Smith, Bernie C. Smith and Willard “Butch” Smith and sister, Patty Jean Smith.

Visitation will be from 4-6 PM on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana with Pastor John Boyanowski officiating.

Burial will be in Jamestown Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be made to the Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


May 31, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Weicht Funeral Home
207 N West St.
Angola, IN 46703

Funeral Service
June 1, 2022

11:00 AM
Weicht Funeral Home
207 N West St.
Angola, IN 46703


Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County
PO Box 204, Angola, Indiana 46703,
Tel: 260-833-2877

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