Sarah Jane (Short) Mallinson, 87, passed away on May 22, 2010.

Sarah Jane (Short) Mallinson, 87, passed away on May 22, 2010.

Jane was born in Independence, Missouri, on January 26, 1923, the daughter of Mabel Oleda (Tandberg) and Ellis Short Jr.  Jane married John William Mallinson, Jr. on August 13, 1944, and enjoyed nearly 66 years of marriage on the family farm in Sugar Creek.

Jane is survived by her husband of the home, John William Mallinson, Jr. and a brother Ellis Short III of Independence. She also leaves behind six children: Dana Mallinson, Anne Mallinson, Laura Buchanan, John Mallinson, Matt Mallinson, and Donald Mallinson. She leaves 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She treasured her many friends and the family expresses appreciation to all who have so richly blessed her life over the years.  She chose cremation.

A celebration of life will be held at a later time.