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Mathew Short

Jerseyville 01/07/2023

Mathew Dale Short, 59, formerly of Jerseyville, died at 1:59 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2023, in Livermore, California.

He was born on Sept. 27, 1963, in Jerseyville, Illinois, one of four sons born to the late Coy Short Jr. and Thelma Yvonne (Cates) Short.

He married the former Donna Robinson in Lewiston, Maine and together they have spent forty beautiful years together and enjoyed traveling together all over the country.

He worked many trades; construction, logging, truck driving, oil rigs, production, and packaging. Matt was a dedicated and hard-working man who was faithful to his family, his job, and his country.  Matt and Donna were in the process of retiring and looking forward to enjoying family and friends.

Surviving is his wife, Donna Short of Goldsmith, Texas; two sons, Antony M. Robinson and Mathew Dale Short II, both of Texas; a granddaughter, Abbigail; three brothers, Victor L. Short of Fieldon, Eric A. Short of Edwardsville and Kirk J. Short of Jerseyville; half-sisters, Beverly K. Disch of Texas, Monica A. Howerton of  Alton.

Matt was loved by everyone he met and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. Matt had a big heart and could always make you laugh!  

He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Coy Short Jr. and Shirley Short, and his mother, Thelma Yvonne Short.  

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorials can be made to family, in the care of Crawford Funeral Home, 1308 State Highway 109, Jerseyville, IL 62052.

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Obit Provided By:
Crawford Funeral Home

200 W. Third Street | Alton, IL 62002
Suite 200