Sandra Kay Short

Sandra Kay Till Short, 77, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away November 20, 2017.

Sandra was born September 16, 1940 to Virgil and Virginia Till in Hannibal, Mo.  She married Robert Short on November 26, 1965.  She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and Devine Stichers Quilting Club.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister.

Sandra is survived by her four children, daughter, Angie and husband Jim Murphy, daughter, Chris Short, son, Brad Short, and daughter, Sarah and husband Aaron Ranes; grandchildren, Shannon and Greg Murphy, Hunter, Emma and Grady Ranes, Abby Short; brother, Michael Till; and sister-in-law, Mary Etta Taliaferro.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017 at St. Ann Catholic Church, Excelsior Springs, Mo., with funeral Mass immediately following. Burial at Hillcrest Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, Mo.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements are through Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.

Our Sincere Condolences

I am so so sorry. Sandy was such a warm, loving person. Since I moved back home to St. Joseph, she called often just to see how I was doing. She kept me up on the Devine Stitchers and it’s members. She never forgot to ask about Danny my son and the grandchildren Kayla and Collin. When I was having a tough time she always made me feel better. I am immensely grateful for her friendship and so sorry. She will be missed. Love to all of you.
Judy Kay Lynch

We are so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed being with all the Short family.
J.T and Carol

My deepest sympathy to the Short family for their loss.
Susan Barton Kuhlman

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. What an amazing lady, who raised 4 wonderful kids.  I am blessed to have known her and her family.  Cherish the memories and a part of her will continue to shine brightly in her kids, grand kids and generations to come.
Cindy Hormel

We are so sorry to learn of Sandra’s passing. She was such a nice lady. Our sympathies to her family. Prayers for comfort and peace.
The Coleman Family

I admired and loved Sandy very much.  She had a no-nonsense sense of humor.  She always greeted me with a smile and always had good things to say. It was very obvious that she loved her family very much.  Sandy was such a gracious lady that had a beautiful smile. She loved her church and was very faithful in coming to mass.  She always sat up close to hear and observe everything that was going on. Often times, I would look up from the piano and catch her gaze and her smile.  My mom died at the exact age, thirteen years ago. Sandy, you remind me so much of my mom’s loving spirit.  I will fondly treasure my memories of you always.
May God bless your family and give them peace as they grieve your mom’s death.
Ernie Collins

So sorry to hear of Sandra’s passing.  She was a great lady and loved her family dearly. May God be with each of you during this difficult time.
The Hendricks’

A strong, wonderful woman.  So honored to have had her as my aunt.  My heart hurts but I know she is in complete blissfulness now.  I love you cousins! May God bring you and others who loved her comfort and peace in this time of grieving. Eternal rest grant unto Aunt Sandy, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
Debbie Poelzl

Sorry for your loss.  She was a good friend.  Will miss her.
John A. Hill  and Stephany Hughes

To her children and grandchildren, I send our sincere sympathy. Have been friends with Sandy for a small number of years and wish our friendship would have happened years before. One of the nicest ladies you could ever be fortunate enough to include in your circle of friends. She has a wonderful family with children and grandchildren that she loved so much. I know they loved her so much and will miss her a great deal. Cherish your memories and remember how blessed you were to have her as your mother and grandmother. We send our love and prayers. Unfortunately we can’t be at her services but will have her in our prayers.
Love and prayers
Linda and Jim Weyrauch

Chris, Angie, Brad and Sara,
I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I know it’s been 30 such years since I have seen her but know she raised a great family. Hugs and prayers for all of you.
Jennifer Lowry Grady

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
Much Love,
Russ & Mendy Malott

Our condolences to the family of Sandra Kay Till Short.  I only met her once but she left an impression.  The love she has for her family.  May your memories embrace you  in the days to follow.
Marie Steiner

Angie, Jim and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for your Mom and your family. We hope that that the love of God will see you through.
God Bless.
Martin and Virginia Carver