Phyllis Mae Short, 87, long-time resident of Belleville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. She was born on December 15, 1927, in Oregon, Wisconsin, to James and Annie Marie (Anderson) Denton. She was a graduate from Oregon High School in 1945.
Phyllis met her love of her life, Jack. They were both employed by Jack’s uncle at the time. Jack and Phyllis were united in marriage on November 6, 1948. She worked alongside Jack delivering milk for 20 years – and an officer of Short Electric Inc.
Phyllis was an active member of the Belleville Community where she was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, participant in the choir and held a position on the board. She was also, a member of the Kiwanis and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Phyllis enjoyed the simpler things in life such gardening, flowers, preparing meals, as well as cooking and baking. She was the most humble, and giving person there could be. She always had a smile for everyone. The most prideful role she had in life was being a grandmother.
Phyllis is survived by her son Gene (Julie Bigler), daughter Janie (Duane) Froehlich, grandchildren Brian (Katharine) Froehlich and Heather (Sean) Brittain, great grandson Jack William Froehlich, brother Neil (Nancy) Denton, sister-in-law Ethel Denton, ‘special sister’ Virginia Riese, brothers-in-law Harry Welch and Kenneth Nelson, Troy Brice, Baylee, Ricky, Lukas, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her spouse Jack, her parents; and brother Arden (Arlie) Denton.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home, 109 Greenway Cross, Belleville, WI with burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.
Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home in Belleville.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the dedicated home care givers, Meriter Hospital and the New Glarus Home.
A memorial fund has been established.
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