LEWISTOWN - Maxine M. Short, 82, of Lewistown, passed away peacefully at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her home.
Born May 16, 1930, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Max and Mary (Lantz) Middlesworth. She is survived by her husband, Joseph B. Short, whom she married on Feb. 6, 1959.
Also surviving are: children, Joseph E. Short and wife, Christina, and Joanne E. Short, both of Lewistown; brother, Donald Middlesworth and wife, Millie, of Lewistown; and three grandchildren, Joseph M. Short and fiancee, Kelsey Matthews, Micheal E. Short and Matthew J. Short.
Maxine was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lou Richard, and a brother, Robert Middlesworth.
She was a 1948 graduate of Lewistown High School and early in life she worked as a secretary at Standard Steel.
She was a Lutheran by faith.
Maxine was a loving wife, devoted mother to her children and a very proud, doting grandmother to Joey, Micheal and Matthew.
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald Krum officiating.
A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Skills of Central Pennsylvania Inc., 31 Industrial Park, Lewistown, PA 17044.