Frances C. Tindle Short Murray, 85, of Chippewa Twp. Pa., died Friday, May 2, 2014, at St. John Specialty Health Care, Mars, Pa.
Born March 18, 1929, in Willards, Md. to the late John and Helen Gravenor Tindle, she was a graduate of Pittsville High School in Maryland. She was a seamstress and a homemaker.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George H. Short; her second husband, Charles Murray; two brothers, Alfred and Randolph Tindle; and a sister, Alice Tindle.
She will be remembered and missed by her children, George Short, Elizabeth “Liz” and Jeff Leach of Chippewa Twp., Victor H. and Kris Short of North Carolina, John G. and Louise Short of Florida and Diane and Don Derrickson of Delaware; her stepchildren, Charles Murray, Peggy Anne and Eugene West of Delaware, Linda and Joe Ford of California and Wayne and Margie Murray of Delaware; a sister, Evelyn and Maurice (Tinker) Lewis of Delaware; grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends.
Frances truly enjoyed her life. She enjoyed several hobbies and past-times that included, bowling, fishing, crafts and sewing. She was known for her sense of humor and her strong opinions. She drew strength from her Methodist faith and was fond of the verse Psalm 23. Her life was a journey, not a destiny that allowed her to reside and make friends from Pittsville, Md. to Lewes, to Dundee, Fla., to St. John Specialty Care in Mars where she lived for the last three years.
Per her wishes, there will be no public visitation and a private memorial service will be held for family at a future date in Delaware.
Arrangements are being handled by the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home and Cremation Serviced Inc., 117 Blackhawk Road, Chippewa Twp.