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Gayla Margueritte Short, 49, passed away Friday, June 9, 2023, in Lyons, KS. She was born July 3, 1973, in Guymon, OK to Donald and Joan (Bradburn) Blackburn. She married Claude Short in Guymon, OK on February 19, 2000.
Gayla is survived by her husband, Claude Short of Geneseo, KS; sons, Brady and Garrett Short of Geneseo; daughter, Monica Short of Geneseo; parents, Donald and Joan Blackburne of Balko, OK; sisters, Sally Blackburn of Perryton, TX and Brandy Robson of Hugoton, KS; brother, Donnie Blackburn (Shellie) of Balko, OK, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation: 1-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth with family present 6-8 p.m.
Funeral service: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at First Baptist Church of Lorraine with burial following at Lorraine Baptist Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Ellsworth County Cancer Fund, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439.