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Gary Dean Short

September 1, 1955 — November 27, 2020

Gary Dean Short, 65 of Odessa, Missouri passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020 at the St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, MO.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at the Odessa Cemetery in Odessa, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Odessa. Memories of Gary and condolences for his family may be left at or on our Facebook Page. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.

Gary was born on September 1, 1955 in Moline, Illinois to Richard H. Short, Sr. and Audrey (Wigant) Short. On November 15, 1975 he married Brenda Jean (Salisbury) Short in Coal Valley, IL. Gary received his certificate in Motorcycle Mechanics in 1986 from the Motorcycle Mechanic Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. He was currently employed with Lee’s Summit Dodge where he worked as a mechanic. Gary attended the First Baptist Church in Odessa, MO. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Gary loved fishing.

Survivors include Gary’s wife, Brenda Short of Odessa, MO; a son, Tim Short of Blue Springs, MO; one granddaughter, Adley Short; two brothers, Richard H. Short, Jr. and wife Mary of Coal Valley, IL and Terry Short and wife Nicola of North Las Vegas, Nevada; and many nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Ann (Short) Montegna.

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