Eula M Shortridge

December 30, 1947January 23, 2019

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the age of 71, Eula M. Shortridge of Catawba, NC, passed away after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma.

Eula was born on December 30, 1947, to the late Greathel and Estel Deel Owens of Council, VA. She retired from Abernethy Laurels.

After studing the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses, she was baptized as a symbol of her dedication to Jehovah. It was this faith and dedication that gave her strength to endure her battle with cancer. John 6:40: This is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life.

She was predeceased by her parents Greathel and Estel Deel Owens; her daughter Christina Shortridge; Sister Audrey Gabbard.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years Grady Shortridge; daughter Janet Lingerfelt and husband Danny, of Hickory, NC; son Darrell Shortridge, of Elon, NC; sister Joyce Wingard , of Bristol, VA; brother Sammy Owens and wife Leneda, of Honaker, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Caring Hospice of Sherrills Ford, NC at 3975 Robinson Rd. Newton, NC 28658.

Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Catawba Funeral Home. The family will greet friends following the service.

Condolences may be left at

The Shortridge Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.


  • Sherrills Ford Hospice House


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 2, 2019

Eula M Shortridge

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