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Elmer Dean Short

Elmer Dean Short age 86 of Horse Cave passed away Friday March 29, 2013 at his home. He was a Hart County native, a long time member and Deacon of Horse Cave Baptist Church where he also served as the former Music Director and a member of the church Choir. He was a retired employee of the Armco Steel Corporation and a United States Army Air Corp Veteran of World War II.

He was also a long time member of the Cavelander's Quartet.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmore Short and Mary Larimore Short, his wife, Viola Katherine Harlow Short on February 8, 2013, a sister, Mayola Short Gentry and by four brothers, William Arthur Short, Bert Short, James Short and Chester C. Short.

Survived by

Elmer Dean is survived by his daughter, Kathy Lawson of Versailles, KY.

His Grandson, Randy Logsdon & his wife Amber of Horse Cave.

His three Great-Grandchildren, Sierra , Shelby and Serenna Logsdon. Also by several nieces and nephews.


Visitation at Winn Funeral Home from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday and after 9 a.m. on Monday. There will be no visitation on Sunday.

Funeral Service

Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Winn Funeral Home on Monday April 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow in the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.Military Honors will be conducted at the gravesite by DAV Chapter # 20 of Glasgow.

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I am wrting to say how sorry I am to hear of Elmer Dean Short. He sung in the choir with me I knew him for almost 7 years and his wife as well. They both were very special To me and I loved them both. I know in my heart he is up there rejoicing with my mom and his wife! I will never forget him he always picked me up for choir practice and we sit and talked and had a great time. God Bless each and everyone of you and hold to God's unchanging Hand. He will be missed deeply! God has gained another Angel!

John Glass Apr 1 2013 12:00 AM

My thoughts & prayers are with you all. so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you .
I'm the granddaughter of Kathrine Short & Louis Richardson.

Pat thompson smith Mar 30 2013 12:00 AM

We were saddened to hear of Elmer Dean's passing, especially so soon after Viola passed. I will always remember him and his friendship in the Gospel with gratitude to God. He was a pastor's friend, and a good man. I know the church and the town will miss him. Of course you all who were his family will. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Russell Lievers Mar 30 2013 12:00 AM

I sent you this scripture passage with my message, but somehow it got left off, so I'll try again:

Russell Lievers Mar 30 2013 12:00 AM

He that doeth the will of God abideth for ever - 1 John 2:17

Russell Lievers Mar 30 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Kathy and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. He has fought a long battle with his health issues. He has been a mainstay in Horse Cave for many years and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May God bless you with peace and comfort.

Wayne Hatcher Mar 29 2013 12:00 AM