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January 6, 2014

(SHIRLEY) 'SHORT' DROST OCT. 9, 1927 -- JAN. 2, 2014

REPUBLIC, Mo. — Mr. Shirley James “Short” Drost, age 86, of Republic, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in his home, with family at his side.

He was born on Oct. 9, 1927, in Mahaska County, the son of James and Cora (DeRooi) Drost.

Short served his country during World War II, in the U.S. Air Force. He was united in marriage to Mary Franklin on Dec. 6, 1947, and had just celebrated 66 years of marriage. Short was employed as a farmer, was in the oil and gas business, worked on the Iowa Highway Department, and was an operator at the city’s water treatment plant, all in Iowa.

After moving to Republic around 24 years ago, Short became a member of the Hood United Methodist Church, and was active in the United Methodist Men’s Group. Short loved to learn about history, especially American History.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and five brothers, Fred, John, Rich, Bill and Jose-ph.

He is survived by his wife of over 66 years, Mary Drost, of Republic, Mo.; a daughter and her husband, Linda and Jerry Van Wyk; grandson and his wife, Michael and Kristi Van Wyk; great-grandchildren, Mikki, Will, Kaylin, and Maxwell; nieces and nephews; other extended family; church family; and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa. Graveside military rites will be given by the Oskaloosa American Legion and V.F.W. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday morning from 9 until service time at 11.

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