Craciun Funeral Home

14925 East Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH


Mary Kate Short

July 25, 1932June 5, 2019

MARY KATE SHORT (nee Rose). Passed away peacefully June 5, 2019 at the age of 86.

Beloved wife of Leonard. Dear mother of Patricia K. (John) Martin, Don (Mary) Short, Ron (Nannette) Short, Brenda (Lawrence) Kucinski and the late Mary Katherine. Cherished Grandmother of Scott, Stacey, John Anthony, Sonya, Brandon, Jessica, Dominic, Breona and Blake and Great Grandmother to eight. Sister to Jerry Rose, Nancy Stacey and the late Georgia Crowder.

Funeral Services will take place at 11 AM on Tuesday June 11, 2019 at The Branch Community Church, 6295 Broadview Rd. Parma OH. (MEET AT CHURCH) The family will receive friends on Monday June 10, 2019 at Craciun Funeral Home, 14925 E. Bagley Rd. Middleburg Heights.,OH from 4-8 PM. Interment West Park Cemetery, Cleveland, OH.



  • George Rose, Father
  • Dora Margaret Vermillion Rose, Mother
  • Leonard Short, Husband
  • Patricia K. (John) Martin, Daughter
  • Don (Mary) Short, Son
  • Ron (Nanette) Short, Son
  • Brenda (Lawrence) Kucinski, Daughter
  • Mary Katherine Short, Daughter
  • Scott, Stacey, John Anthony, Sonya, Brandon, Jessica, Dominic, Breona and Blake, Grandchildren
  • Jerry Rose, Brother
  • Nancy Stacey, Sister
  • Georgia Crowder, Sister
  • Also eight great-grandchildren


  • Visitation Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Funeral Services (Meet at Church) Tuesday, June 11, 2019


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Dianna Caraballo

June 10, 2019

Words cannot express how wonderful Aunt Mary Kate was to me. She and I shared many deep meaningful conversations about family, life and our love for Jesus. I counted it a privilege and honor to pick her up and take her to church. When she lived in Parma, I remember a few times I took dinner over for the two of us and we talked about Maw Maw and just life matters. She is so insightful, thoughtful and full of love. It is that aunt I will cherish always.

I have not been a part of her life these last several years, but she has always held a special place in my heart.
My deepest thoughts and sympathies are with you all during this difficult time. I will pray for God's comfort and peace to touch all of you during this sorrowful time. You have gained your wings Aunt Mary Kate, soar until we meet again.

Love, Diane

David Cooper

June 9, 2019

Leanord, Patricia, Ron, Don, and Brenda,

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mary Kate. I saw the post from Karen and called Aunt Rosa to express my condolences. I remember Mary Kate fondly, and I know she holds a special place in Aunt Rosa's heart. Know she is with her Savior, walking the streets of gold, rejoicing, and praising. She is up there with such a great cloud of witnesses. Know you're in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this dark time. Hugs to the family,

(Rosa's nephew)