Lebanon Reporter

April 2, 2013

Elmer John Shortz Jr.


— Elmer John Shortz Jr., 92, longtime Zionsville resident, passed away March 31, 2013.

He was born Nov. 5, 1920, in Medaryville, to the now late Elmer John and Gladys Cinderella (Ballard) Shortz.

Elmer was a graduate of Medaryville High School, where he met his wife of 66 years, Rosemary Harris Shortz. They married on May 3, 1946.

He honorably served his country with the United States Army. He worked in maintenance for the Zionsville School Corporation.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary; children, William E. Shortz, Elaine (Charles) Wilson, Ed (Jeanne) Shortz and Sally Ann Shortz; grandsons, Mark (Megan) Shortz and Tom (Leslie) Wilson; and two great-grandchildren, Charlie and Betsy. He is also survived by his sister, Joann Birdzell.

Elmer was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Doud.

Visitation is 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Salem United Methodist Church, 6701 S. CR 800 E, Zionsville, where he was a member. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will follow in Medaryville at White Post Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 6701 S. CR 800 E, Zionsville, IN  46077.

Online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.


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