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Helen J Gillette Short

Profile Updated: August 20, 2020
Residing In:
GALESBURG, IL USA
Spouse/Partner:
Divorced from Tom Short 1979
Occupation:
Retired
Children:
Thomas "Jeffery", Born July 1960 - Pastor
John, Born January 1962 - retired trucker
Mary, More…Born January 1963 - Wataga, IL post office
Sally, Born April 1964 - teacher of special needs children
Stephen, Born January 1970 - Cook, disabled
Were you a teacher?

No

Were you a nurse or doctor?

No

School Story:

Quiet, not well known, restricted from most activities but enjoyed playing "at" flute in band and orchestra.

Comments:

Primarily Nurses' Aide changed careers at 42 after back injury, sold home products, did Fast Food, farmed, manufacturing-processed chickens, made shoes, finally Office assistant-phone-receptionist. WHEW! Just call me "a woman of many talents"!

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Jan
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Jan 05, 2021 at 12:12 PM

Bill will truly be missed. So sorry he had to go through what he did. I always thougt he was most handsome.

Nov
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Nov 07, 2020 at 11:27 AM

Joyce, I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I was just thinking about you last week when I was reminiscing with someone about us living across the street from one another;;; You couldn't leave for school each morning until you mopped the kitchen floor!!! What training we had as young children that many of us (me) didn't always follow through with as adults!!

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Sep
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Sep 19, 2020 at 2:14 PM

Deepest sympathies to the remaining family of David. I remember him from GHS.

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Aug
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Aug 21, 2020 at 3:40 PM

Posted on: Aug 20, 2020 at 4:38 PM

I also want to say we had a nice "short" picnic/visit with Bill Bogard last week Monday! He cooked hot dogs and some brought other things to eat. We just barely got started eating when the storm came up. He's not doing very well. Roger Swartz' brother, Bob, is looking in on him a couple times a week, as they are friends. Many prayers requested for peace for Bill! Thanks!

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Aug 20, 2020 at 4:32 PM

Posted on: Aug 20, 2020 at 4:31 PM

Lorene Hoots Hicks called me yesterday to say she had hip replacement surgery Monday or Tuesday this week and will be in the hospital for about 3 weeks, counting the 2 weeks for rehab. I suggested she might like cards and she said a resounding "YES!!" as well as she could! She asked to have them sent to her home and would I please give her address to those who want to do that. Email me @ joatmom5@comcast.net
Helen

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Jul 17, 2020 at 5:06 PM

Posted on: Jul 17, 2020 at 3:28 PM

Today I received a "Thank You" note from our other scholarship recipient! Good to know that, late or not, it was appreciated. I imagine things really slowed down this year with all that's going on! : (
And if it hasn't been noted anywhere before now....... THE ANNUAL PICNIC SCHEDULED FOR THE SECOND SATURDAY OF AUGUST HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR DUE TO WHAT'S HAPPENING HEALTH-WISE!! IT WAS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 8th. WE WILL SHOOT FOR NEXT YEAR!!

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Jul 10, 2020 at 7:26 AM
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Jun 20, 2020 at 7:39 AM

Posted on: Jun 19, 2020 at 10:42 AM

We received a lovely "Thank You" note from Emma Hawkinson yesterday. She was our female recipient of one of our $1000 scholarship awards this year. This is only the third person that has done that since I have been involved with the scholarships. It's wonderful to know that parents are still teaching their children to do these things!

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May 14, 2020 at 3:33 PM

My condolences to Darrell's family. I remember him as being a quiet individual at school as well as others. May he rest in peace and his family be thankful for having him as a relative! Blessings!

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May 14, 2020 at 3:40 PM

Posted on: May 14, 2020 at 3:27 PM

It's another sad day for our class as Darrell Fields passed away this week! He was another of those who was very quiet, as I remember.

Helen J Gillette Short has left an In Memory comment for Paul Duke.
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May 02, 2020 at 3:33 PM

I remember Paul as a very quiet and reserved person and didn't know him that well but certainly do remember him. My condolences to his family and those close to him.

May 02, 2020 at 11:39 AM

To all those whose birthdays I have missed saying "Happy Birthday" to.........my sincerest apologies! I think of many of you each and every day and good old school days! Do stay safe and well through these tough times and I hope to see many of you when we gather again..........MAY IT BE SOMETIME IN AUGUST!! Nothing planned as of yet!!! Waiting to see.

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Apr 20, 2020 at 7:44 AM
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Apr 17, 2020 at 8:10 AM

Posted on: Apr 17, 2020 at 7:31 AM

Took a few photos of our BEAUTIFUL April snowfall. Looks like about 5 inches of the very light fluffy stuff!! I'm sure it's a record-breaker!!

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Apr 17, 2020 at 7:26 AM
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Apr 03, 2020 at 8:44 AM

Many, many good and best wishes to ALL who have recently celebrated another year; it truly IS cause to celebrate with what's happening all around us today!! Most of all it's a good reason because of how far we have come in this life!!! Love to all of you and my wishes for safety as well.

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Mar 26, 2020 at 9:26 AM
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Mar 25, 2020 at 2:25 PM

Posted on: Mar 25, 2020 at 9:03 AM

Don't know where my head was for the past week but somehow I got a week ahead of myself! Anyway, many happy birthday wishes for those who have had and will have a birthday in the past/coming days!!

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