Ralph Dean Shorter was born in Lakin, KS to Harry Shorter & Betty Pope Shorter, the oldest of five children in the union. He died at the age of 69 after a month-long illness and complications brought on by COVID.
Ralph was a dedicated Christian with a desire to share God’s Love and His Word with others. Ralph was married to Sally Sharp on June 14, 1975, and she survives.
Jeremy Dean Shorter and wife Shirlynn of Springdale, AR Sgt. Sarah Rebecca Shorter, currently stationed in El Paso, TX
Eight brothers: Terry Dean, Larry (Helen) Dean, Gerald (Ellen) Dean, Harold (Vicki) Shorter, Harry (Tina) Shorter, Jr., Michael (Tracy) Dean, & Kaile (Ellen) Dean. Three sisters: Christie Davis, Kimberly (Harold) Reese, and Vivian (John) Kimbrough.
He was preceded in death by his parents and step-parents, three brothers: Danny Dean, Billie Dean, and Randall Shorter; and three sisters: Victoria Bloom, Tina Riley, and Lisa McMurray.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022, in the Southwest City Full Gospel Church with Reverend Roger Hicks officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 2, 2022, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Southwest City Full Gospel Church, of Southwest City, Missouri. Online condolences can be made on our website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Cremation Arrangements are under the personal care of Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Missouri.