Betty (Riley) Shortridge

Born: Thu., Sep. 26, 1929
Died: Mon., Jan. 4, 2021

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Betty Shortridge, 91, of Clinton, died January 4, 2021 at 4:15 PM, at the Vermillion Convalescent Center. She was born Sept 26, 1929, on Syndicate Hill, to Edward Riley and Dora Phipps Riley.
In 1949, she met the love of her life, Henry Shortridge, and they were married, two short months after meeting.  Together, they owned and operated many businesses, most notably, Ste-Mar Hardware.  Betty continued to work at Ste-Mar Hardware, with her son, Marty, until 2019, where you could find her helping customers and keeping the books.
Henry preceded her in death, on December 3, 2008.  She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Henry Newkirk, John William Riley, Sr., and Herman “Bud” Riley; and a sister, Luella Reidelberger.
She is survived by her son, Marty (Melissa) Shortridge of Clinton; brother, Herschel (Betty) Riley of Clinton; sister, Mildred Riley Wallace, of Clinton; grandchildren, Ryan Shortridge of Clinton, Lindsay (Jonathan) Lucas of Lafayette, and Grant Shortridge of Fishers; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation was chosen.  Frist Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at

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Jack and Velann Dorfmeyer
   Posted Thu January 14, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. She was a wonderful person.

Terry Warren
   Posted Thu January 14, 2021

Small Spathiphyllum was sent by T.J. .

Condolence to the Shortridge Family. Praying for you all during this time. Love, The Warren Family

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