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[November 30, 2020]  BEASON - John T. Short, 57, of Beason passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at his home.

Service: No services are scheduled.

Funeral home: Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln 


John T. "Pawpaw" Short, 57, of Beason, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at his home, in the company of his wife.

No services are scheduled. Cremation Rites have been accorded.

John T. Short was born on November 16, 1963 in Independence, Missouri, the son of Richard Thomas and Eileen Depew Short. He was united in marriage with Diana Ross on June 8, 1988. She survives.

Also surviving are his daughters: Kenna M. (Jason) Schafer and Brianna (Keith) Eads; six grandchildren: Bradley Schafer, Zachary Schafer, Adam Schafer, Ivy Pierce, Deagan Eads, and Autumn Strohl; one sister: Tara Wolcott; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

John graduated from Springfield South East High School in 1981 and St. John's School of Nursing.

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He was employed as a Paramedic at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and at Logan County Paramedic Association for 24 years.

John was an amazing man who touched the lives of many and would always go out of his way to help others. He was a kind, strong, and quiet individual who loved gardening and his dogs: Leroy and Bandit very much.

In lieu of flowers or donations, John requested that after his passing everyone go out and perform one act of kindness.

Peasley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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