Marsh Funeral Home


Clifford E. Shortridge

May 24, 1934March 29, 2021

Clifford E. Shortridge was born on May 24, 1934 and passed away on March 29, 2021 and is under the care of Marsh Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on April 9, 2021 at 10:00 am at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, IL. Funeral Service will be held on April 9, 2021 at 11:00 am at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, IL. Graveside Service will be held on April 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Fort Sheridan National Cemetery, Vattman Rd., Lake Forest, IL.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021


Clifford E. Shortridge

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Dr. / Sister Betty Harris

April 9, 2021

Brother Shortridge will be missed so so much from his post as usher at Mt. SINAI Church. I was honored to have served with him as an usher years ago at Mt. Sinai. When you look up the definition of " church usher" in the dictionary, you will find a picture of our very own, " BROTHER Shortridge"! He was the true definition of an USHER. Peaceful, patient, pleasant, welcoming. and most of all PASSIONATE about SERVICE to God and others & faithfully standing on his post. Family of Brother Shortridge, you are in our prayers. May God comfort & keep you strong.

From Sister/ Dr. Betty Olloway Harris, HONORARY DOCTORATE, former usher & current member of Mt. SINAI Church.

Kashmir Crump

April 9, 2021

Mr. Shortridge will truly be missed. My condolences to his family during this time. Growing up he always was so nice to me and my brother in the church. From his smile and great hugs and encouraging words. He was there for us when our grandmother (Annie R. Wright) passed. I thank God for letting me meet Mr. Shortridge. Rest Peacefully!

Love always,


Brenda Waldrup

April 9, 2021

Sincere condolences to family. Cliff was not just a fellow usher, he was my friend! I don't currently live in Waukegan, but look forward to seeing my friend when I visited. Cliff will be truly be missed.

Patricia Statham

April 9, 2021

Always a friendly smile. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Carmen Hudson

April 8, 2021

What an awesome, kind and truly committed usher that heaven has called home. Bro. Cliff stood true to his calling of welcoming all into the House of God. He always provided us with a warm smile and was genuinely dedicated to the Usher’s Ministry. We will miss him.

ADenise Palm Wallace

April 8, 2021

I remember Cliff as truly a man of God. His smile was as sincere and real as his personality and his love for others. He was, in every sense, an usher who showed the way to Christ through his words and deeds. He did not just talk about religion; he exemplified Christianity. May God comfort his family. May he rest in the arms of God.

Betty Dean-Jones

April 8, 2021

Cliff I will always remember that you were an asset to the Mt. Sinai Senior Usher Board. If the board had to go anywhere you made sure we got there safely. To Lisa just know that Cliff loved you. Lisa always remember the good times to help you ease the pain but most of all God did not wantCliff to suffer no more, this is why he stepped in and took control. The Dean-Jones family send our condolences.

Lois Prowell

April 7, 2021

Cliff ,you will be greatly missed. My prayers are with your family at this time.

Lois Prowell

Mary Hudson

April 5, 2021

To: The Shortridge Family
From: Peoria Bethel United Methodist Women

We are thinking of you during this time.
Prayers of encouragement and strength are coming your way.
May you always remember that God cares for you.

Mary Hudson
BUMW President
Mary Thomas
Vice President

Adriane, Fred, and Jade Hutchinson

April 3, 2021

Brother Shortridge was a gem - a quiet, joyful, welcoming, and kind spirit. We are thankful for the impact he made on many people, especially how he ushered people at Mt Sinai Institutional Baptist Church in North Chicago into fellowship and relationship with Christ. May his family find peace and favor with God and continue the legacy of their loved one Clifford Shortridge.