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Rev. Melvin Lee Short

The Rev. Melvin Lee Short, 85, Manhattan, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community, Manhattan.

He was born April 15, 1928, in Carterville, Mo.

He was a Methodist pastor within the Kansas West Conference for 60 years, having served in numerous parishes throughout Kansas and as district superintendent.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at East Heights United Methodist Church; burial in White Chapel Cemetery, Wichita.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday in East Transept of East Heights United Methodist Church, 4407 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita.

Memorials are suggested to Southwestern College or West Cliffe United Methodist Church in care of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.