Terrie Dean values the art of good conversation. One of her favorite holiday pastimes is gathering around the kitchen table with relatives and simply talking for hours on end.
All I want for Christmas is normal.
Barbara Ann (Hartley) Short, 70, died in Luray on April 5, 2013.
She was born July 1, 1942, in Winchester, the daughter of the late Dallas Hartley Sr. and Minnie F. Donald Hartley.
She was a librarian at Kanawha County Public Library in Charleston, W.Va., and at Page Public Library in Luray. She had worked at Sears Roebuck in Winchester. She was a member of Morning Star Lutheran Church in Luray. A service will be held at Morning Star Lutheran Church Monday, April 8, 2013, at 2 p.m., where they will receive friends an hour before the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Barbara married Gerald K. Short on March 15, 1964, who passed away July 28, 2006. She is survived by a son, Christopher Short of Luray, and daughter, Monica Arnold and son-in-law, Marc of Charleston, W.Va., and brother, Dallas Hartley and sister-in-law, Carolyn, of Winchester; granddaughters, Chelsea Arnold, Ciara Floyd and husband, Brian, of Charleston; brother-in-law, David Short and wife. Teresa. of Luray; and sister-in-law, Susan Short of Oklahoma. She is also survived by loving niece and nephews, and by fiancé, Jacob E. Fox of Luray.
Memorial contributions can be made to Morning Star Relay for Life Team, C/O Carolyn Burner, 736 Fairview Road, Luray, VA 22835, and also the Page SPCA, P.O. Box 62 Luray, VA 22835.