Jessie Lee Short Age 81 Amoret

Jesse Lee Short, 81 of Amoret, Missouri passed away Friday, January 14, 2022 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri. Cremation, with memorial graveside services to be held 1:00 pm Monday, February 28, 2022 in Benjamin Cemetery in Amoret, Missouri. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Memorial contributions are suggested to the Benjamin Cemetery or the Amoret Community Center. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Jesse Lee Short was born May 27, 1940 in Amoret, Missouri to John Henry and Alice Mae Lynch Short. He grew up in the Amoret area and attended school there until the eighth grade, after which he attended Miami High School. After graduation Jesse join the US Army and served abroad from 1959 to 1962. He was united in marriage to Donna Leuty on August 27, 1965 and two daughters were to this union.
For many years Jesse was employed at the Leeds GM plant until his retirement in 1991. He also spent time working for Don Ghere at the sale barn in Butler. He had a love for horses and enjoyed raising and training them over the years. Jesse also loved driving his race car, which he did until 2004. When Jesse Lee wasn’t working or racing he could often be found attending sales or enjoying a cup of coffee and conversation at the Amsterdam Cafe.
Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, wife Donna Short, sister Alice Faye Thornton, and brother David Short. He is survived by his daughters, Julie Bisnett and Karla Short, siblings, John Short, Jim Short, Betty Irwin, Jerry Short, Connie Cox, Sharon Scrogham, and Ed Short. Grandchildren, Hailee Waller and Brenden McDonald, along with two step-children, many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.