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Kathryn Short Obituary


Kathryn Jean Short
Kathryn Jean Short

April 28, 1944 - September 6, 2017
Born in Lexington, Kentucky
Resided in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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Kathryn Jean Short (73)

Kathryn J. Short passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Hospice House in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Kathryn was born in Kentucky to Paul and Lillian Beringer on April 28, 1944 the second daughter of 4 girls.
She attended Shadle Park High School and Whitworth College in Spokane Washington. She worked as a telephone operator for 10 years and was a wife and home maker. She loved her family, books and homes. She lived in Hayden Lake and worked constantly on improving her secret garden and her home.

Kathryn is survived by her husband and friend, Ron, for 61 years, son, Brandon Short of Elko, NV and daughter Chandra Young of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Other survivors include son in law Casey Young, grandsons Chase and Cooper Young, granddaughter Maddison Short, and sisters Sue Sanders of Spokane, Washington, Peggy Newlin of Corvallis, Oregon and Ruth Knowles of Hayden; Idaho, sisters in law Bernice Nelson and Debbie Short, brothers in law Dennis Nelson, Larry Short and Randy Knowles.

The family request that no flowers be sent. In lieu of flowers we request that a donation in Kathryn’s name be sent to the Hospice of North Idaho at 9493 N. Government Way, Idaho 83835 or Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Memorial services will be held starting at 10:00 a.m. September 15, 2017 at Yates Hayden Chapel 373 E. Hayden Ave, Hayden, Idaho and a reception will follow. A graveside service at 1:00 p.m. at the Coeur d’ Alene Memorial Gardens, 7315 N. Government Way, Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.

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Memorial service
Yates Funeral Home, Hayden Chapel & Gathering Center
373 E. Hayden Ave.
Hayden Lake, ID US 83835
Friday, September 15, 2017
10:00 AM


Shriners Hospital for Children
P.O. Box 2472
Spokane, WA US 99210
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