Lee W. Short
It is with great sadness that I report to you the passing of Lee Short. Lee, an IWU icon and loyal alum, was an honorary member of the Class of ’70 and the father of our classmate Karen Short Mills. He was the one who made sure all of us became Titans back in the 1960’s.
IWU President Eric Jensen, said today:
It is with great sadness that I must report the death of Lee Short ’44, Director of Admissions from 1952-1978. Services for Lee will be held next Thursday, January 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church. An obituary will be published in The Pantagraph on Sunday.
Please join me in offering sympathy to Lee’s wife, Phyllis, his children, and his nephew Trey.
Lee’s many contributions to Illinois Wesleyan are chronicled in this IWU Magazine article from 2010.
You may read his obituary here.
Service and Memorial Information:
Thursday, January 12, 10:30 AM
Wesley United Methodist Church
Lunch will be after the service where the family will receive friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, Westminster Village Foundation, or the Lee Short Student Scholarship at Illinois Wesleyan University.
As stated by Mark Sheldon, “This is very sad, and we all send our condolences and support to Karen and all the Short family. Lee was a grand human being and did so much for IWU over the years.”
Today is All In for Wesleyan at IWU.
You have a separate opportunity to give to IWU apart from your class of 1970 gift.
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Jo (Rudesill) Michaels ’70 of Ingleside, Illinois, died Oct. 28, 2015, due to complications from heart surgery. She was a theatre major at Illinois Wesleyan, and became Assistant Manager of Show Operations at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill for almost 20 years; later, to become state and nationally certified as a massage therapist. She carried this profession into retirement. Jo is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ron ’69; son, Troy; and two grandchildren.
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