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Helen Ruth Short Garner

Deceased: 05/11/17

HELEN RUTH SHORT GARNER January 29, 1942 – May 11, 2017, our loving mother and sister, age 75, of Birmingham, suddenly and unexpectedly, changed her address to Heaven on May 11, 2017. She was retired from United Miner Workers of America – Oak Grove US Steel Mine where she had worked as General Inside Laborer for 27 years. She was proceeded to her heavenly home by her husband, Fred Garner; daughter, Jody Marie Garner Watson; parents, Mertha Mae and Tozonia Short and brothers, Willis Frederick Short, Sr and Thomas Franklin Short. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Garner; son, Michael (Kathy) Garner; sisters, Linda Mae Short, Anna Elaine Short Brown and Mary Elizabeth Short Brown; brother, Winfred Allen Short; grandchildren, Jimmy, Gracie and Troy Watson, Amanda and Jonathan (Ashton) Cushen and Megan (Keith) Boggus; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Anderson, Lucas Gragg and Kenneth Cushen, also a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 16th at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm with graveside service at Doug Hill Cemetery, Alliance immediately following. She was a precious gift from God, our rock and anchor. She will be missed dearly.