Karen K. Short, 50 of Heyworth, IL passed away 4:08 P.M. January 7, 2016 in Heyworth, IL.


Services will be 11 A.M. Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, IL. Visitation will be from 9 – 11 A.M. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.


Memorials may be made the Karen K. Short Memorial Fund.


Karen was born October 12, 1965 in Bloomington, IL the Daughter of Jim and Mary Kay (Grant) Mearida. She married Kent Short August 10, 1985 in Clinton, IL.


Survivors include her husband: Kent Short, Heyworth, IL; mother: Mary Kay Mearida, Heyworth, IL; children: Alicia Short, Heyworth, IL and Andrew Short, Heyworth, IL; grandchildren: Cameron Lane and Brady Short. Also surviving are Jon Rapp, Wapella, IL, Lauren King, Wapella, IL and Alicia Mitchell, Heyworth, IL all of whom she treated as family.


She was preceded in death by her father and brother: Jody Mearida.


Karen was a registered nurse and caregiver. She loved her dogs but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.

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