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Elmer John Shortz Jr., age 92, longtime Zionsville resident, passed away March 31, 2013.. He was born Nov. 5, 1920, in Medaryville, to the late Elmer John and Gladys Cinderella (Ballard) Shortz. Elmer was a graduate of Medaryville High School, where he met his wife of 66 years, Rosemary Harris Shortz. They married on May 3, 1946. Elmer honorably served his country with the United States Army. He worked in maintenance for the Zionsville School Corporation.. Elmer is survived by his wife, Rosemary; children, William E. Shortz, Elaine Wilson (Charles), Ed Shortz (Jeanne), and Sally Ann Shortz; grandsons, Mark Shortz (Megan) and Tom Wilson (Leslie); and two great-grandchildren, Charlie and Betsy. He is also survived by his sister, Joann Birdzell.. He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Doud.. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Salem United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., and burial will follow at White Post Cemetery in Medaryville.. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 6701 S CR 800 E, Zionsville, INĀ  46077.. Online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Published on  April 4, 2013
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