Born July 6, 1914, in West Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Hugh and Florence E. (Lankford) Waugh.
She graduated from Garfield High School and attended Browns Business College. She worked as an administrative assistant in the HPER Department at Indiana State University. She was a former resident of Terre Haute, but had lived in Brazil since 1966. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Brazil, a 50-year member of the Twelve Points Order of the Easter Star Chapter NO. 528, Terre Haute Badoura Temple, Daughters of the Nile for 48 years, Ladies of the Zorah Shrine in Terre Haute, Ladies of the Brazil B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 762, as well as the Sycamore Country Club in Terre Haute.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Jim Short and Frank Bedwell and brother Rev. William Waugh.
Survivors include step-daughters Patty Stearley, Brazil, Janice Clark and husband Larry, Center Point, and Brenda Knight and husband Larry, Brazil; grandchildren Tim Stearley and wife Kim, Lynn Lawson and husband Terry, all of Brazil, Dabren Clark and fiancee Dan Slack, Carbon, Kip Clark and wife Sheila, Center Point, Yates Clark and wife Robbyn, Center Point, Theres Anderson and husband J.C., Pittsborough, Ind., Rochell Reberger and husband Lee, and Mica Bonomo and husband Nick; great-grandchildren Krista Stearley, Trent Stearley, Kaitelyn Lawson, Brock Lawson, Addie Brown, Jennica Brown, Jason Brown, Kyler Clark, Kaylee Clark, Ali Anderson, Adrie Anderson, Hillary Anderson, Brian and Ashley Baumgartner, Brandon and Krystal Baumgartner, Hannah Yeiser, Trey Reberger, and Vincent "Vinny" Bonomo; five great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Julia Hoskins and niece Debbie Ross and a large extended family.
Her family would also like to acknowledge her friends and caretakers at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville, who lovingly cared for her during her stay with them.
At her request, cremation services will be scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 210 N. Walnut St., Brazil, or the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Fla., 33607-1460.
Lawson-Miller Chapel has been entrusted with her care.