Linda Short

June 24, 1945 - December 17, 2019

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Friday, December 20, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
New Freedom Baptist Church, 300 Sycamore Street, LaGrange

Saturday, December 21, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
New Freedom Baptist Church, 300 Sycamore Street, LaGrange


Saturday, December 21, 11:00 AM
New Freedom Bapitist Church, 300 sycamore Street, LaGrange


Linda “Bell” Short, 74, of Topeka died Tuesday, December 17, 2019, as the result of an auto accident near Topeka

She was born June 24, 1945, in Kensington, Ohio, to John L. Pitts and Betty (Bingham) Davis.

In 2005, she married Ronnie Short. He survives in Topeka.

Mrs. Short was a driver for the Amish.

She was a member of New Freedom Baptist Church in LaGrange.

Linda enjoyed playing piano and guitar. She loved Gospel music, crafting and gardening.

Also surviving are three sons, Robert Bevins of Ligonier, Michael Bentley of Cromwell, and Shane (Diana) Jackson of Syracuse,; 12 grandchildren, Derek Michael Bentley, Brian Mitchell Bentley, Olivia Danielle Reidenbach, Kanisha Lee Bevins, Chanise Kayleen Bevins, Michaela Hazel Bevins, Heather Stephenson, Marissa Andrade, Jace Jackson, Tracie Romero, Dalton Stiver, and Hailey McCallister; a sister, Diane Dixon of Kentucky; and four brothers, Tommy Pitts of Norfolk, Virginia, Leslie Pitts of Minerva, Ohio, John Pitts of Minerva, Ohio, and Jim Pitts of Minerva, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by a son, Shawn Allen Bevins; and two sisters, Carolyn Hyden and Molly Owsley.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the New Freedom Baptist Church, 300 Sycamore Street, LaGrange with Pastor Wade Sturdivant and officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Robert Bevins, Michael Bentley, Shane Jackson, Dalton Stiver, Mitchell Bentley, and Derek Bentley.

Calling is Friday, December 20, 2019, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the church. An evening service will be held at 6 p.m. with Pastor Ron Bell officiating. Calling will also be one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Becky Drerup
January 19th, 2020 5:30pm
Rome City

Shane, I remover your Mom from coming into the Video Room in Topeka, I always enjoyed talking to her. I saw her not too long ago and we had a great conversation. She was an awesome person !

Dorothy Barkey
December 20th, 2019 8:41pm

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Linda. Keeping you in our prayers. Your neighbors to the south

Julie Stacy Rodriguez
December 20th, 2019 4:05am

I love you always

Rev.Larry & Fay Anglemyer Sr
December 19th, 2019 3:24pm

Thoughts and prayers of comfort for y'all

Leslie and Elaine Pitts and Family
December 19th, 2019 1:18pm

we will forever miss Linda Bell. She gave us many good memories, Condolenses to Ron, her boys and grandchildren.

vicki campbell
December 19th, 2019 9:10am

You will be missed aunt linda

Jackie Thompson
December 19th, 2019 4:35am
Kendallville In

Forever in my memory and in my heart

Carrie VanHoozer
December 19th, 2019 1:12am

So very sorry for your loss Ronnie!! Love u and am praying for u!!!😢

Diana and Marion Shrock
December 18th, 2019 11:25pm
Fort Myers Fl

Ronnie , we are so sorry to hear this you and your family are in our prayers, Blessings