Mattox-Wood Funeral Home

4660 Lafayette Avenue, Terre Haute, IN


Helen Elizabeth Short

January 18, 1927September 12, 2019

Helen E. Short, 92, of Terre Haute, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Villas of Holly Brook in Brazil. She was born on January 18, 1927, in Vigo County to William and Edith (Adams) Waldrop.

She graduated from Gerstmeyer High School in 1944. Helen worked for three local physicians until 1982. She was the Past President of American LaFrance Auxiliary and was active in many areas of church work at Maple Avenue United Methodist Church.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Short in 1994. She is survived by her two daughters, Lizbeth Short and Melinda K. Short of Terre Haute; two sons, Samuel Short and wife Kelly of Terre Haute and Carson Short and wife Cynthia of New Boston, Michigan. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Per Helen’s wishes, services will be private. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Highland Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley or to the Maple Avenue UMC Building Fund. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com


  • Hospice of the Wabash Valley
  • Maple Avenue UMC Building Fund


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Lana Mimms

September 14, 2019

Liz, I am so very sorry, I have always enjoyed listening to you talk about your Mom over our years working together, It made me feel like I knew her. My prayers are with You My Friend.