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Helen J Gillette Short

Profile Updated: September 22, 2022
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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Nov
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Nov 26, 2022 at 7:41 AM

Posted on: Nov 25, 2022 at 9:38 AM

Congratulations on celebrating another one!! We need to celebrate every one that we can!! :)

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Nov
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Nov 09, 2022 at 9:41 AM
Nov 09, 2022 at 9:32 AM

Many, many thanks for ALL you do, not just for this website, but for everything you do behind the scenes for our class!!
Much appreciated!!

Nov 09, 2022 at 9:30 AM

Have a blessed day today, Irene! I seldom get into this and I apologize to ALL those whose birthdays I have missed!!

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Sep
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Sep 22, 2022 at 3:59 PM

Posted on: Sep 22, 2022 at 9:15 AM

I WANT TO APOLOGIZE FOR STATING ON OUR WEBSITE THAT THE DRISCOL'S WERE HERE FROM MARYLAND!!! In my busy-ness at the picnic a gentleman stopped me to talk and stated they were or had lived in Maryland. I thought it was Carol's husband I was speaking with. THEY DO, INDEED LIVE IN MONMOUTH!! I hope all will forgive my mistake.......especially the Driscoll's!!!

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Aug
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Aug 25, 2022 at 9:32 AM

Posted on: Aug 25, 2022 at 9:32 AM

A night out with the family
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Aug 25, 2022 at 9:29 AM
Aug 25, 2022 at 9:12 AM

Happy (BELATED, but sincere) Birthday!! We need to celebrate every one at this stage!! Hope all is well with you!!

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Aug
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Aug 19, 2022 at 1:21 PM

Posted on: Aug 18, 2022 at 10:06 AM

Please post this info: Thanks! Helen
Our annual picnic gathering was held on August 13, 2022, at the Henderson Fire Station community room We had 11 classmates in attendance with 3 guests (2 spouses and one son).
John Dress and Larry Miller attended for the first time. (If there were others I was not aware.) Larry Miller and his wife and Carol Driscoll and her husband all came from the state of Maryland! Sheryl Conard brought her son (she needs a driver now and he is it).

Aug
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Aug 02, 2022 at 10:16 AM

Hey, Sharon! Hope you are doing well and that today is one of your best birthdays ever!!

Jul
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Jul 26, 2022 at 11:33 AM

Annual class picnic will be Saturday, August 13, 2022 in Henderson, IL at the fire station. If you are able to, bring a dish to pass and table service. Drinks will be provided. NOON TO 4 PM

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Jun
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Jun 13, 2022 at 4:22 PM

Posted on: Jun 11, 2022 at 9:12 AM

Monday, June 13th we will have our monthly meeting at Boxcar Express(Old Hungry Hobo) and we will be putting labels on cards to be sent out announcing our annual picnic. ALL HANDS ARE WELCOME! Please make it a point, if possible, to come help with this. Thanks to Dale Grupe for doing the labels!

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Jun
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Jun 11, 2022 at 9:10 AM
Mar
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Mar 15, 2022 at 8:52 AM

Happy Birthday Helen. Hope you're celebrating. We need to be thankful for every one.
Amy

Mar 15, 2022 at 3:33 AM
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Feb
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Feb 16, 2022 at 8:50 AM

I remember that Janet always had something to smile about. I did enjoy the few times I was able to visit with them before they were at The Marigold and after, before Larry passed away. She will be missed.

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Feb
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Feb 17, 2022 at 11:09 AM

Posted on: Feb 16, 2022 at 8:39 AM

2022 $1000 each Scholarship recipients for 2 students are: Eric Pio and Abigail Davidson. The ceremony for presentation will be some time in May. They are hoping to have it outside this year.

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Jan 04, 2022 at 10:33 AM

Posted on: Jan 04, 2022 at 8:40 AM

Barry Wainer's daughter, Tamara, called yesterday to say that apparently Barry went to bed Thursday night and just didn't wake up Friday morning. She also asked if it would be okay to donate everything to the GHS Scholarship Fund as he talked about that often and was a donor. She even verified the address he had was correct. No services will be planned for him.

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Nov 05, 2021 at 1:43 PM

Posted on: Nov 04, 2021 at 10:52 AM

We will begin to plan for a small get together for next year ; SAME MONTH AND ONLY ONE DAY, INSTEAD OF TWO, OF THAT WEEK!! We will NOT be changing that just because other classes before us are doing so.

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Oct 28, 2021 at 10:37 AM
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