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Cherlayne T. “Layne” Short, Wellsville


Cherlayne T. “Layne” SHORT, 69, of Wellsville, NY, died Friday, November 25, 2022 in Wellsville Manor Care Center. 

Born December 27, 1952, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Bruce V. Sr. and Wilma Withey Taggart.  On February 14, 1982, in Wellsville, she married Frank D. Short, Jr., who survives. 

A graduate of Wellsville High School, she attended Alfred State and went on to St. James Mercy Hospital for schooling in radiology.  She was employed by Jones Memorial Hospital as an x-ray technician and later by Short’s Oil Company for several years.  Cherlayne was a member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. 

Surviving besides her husband, Frank, are:  two sons, Jason Short and Corbin (Amber Fanton) Short, both of Wellsville;  three grandchildren, Colsin, Greyson, and Charleigh;  two sisters, Cheryl (Joseph) Greenfield of Delhi and Cherese (Hank) Gould of Rock Mount, NC;  a brother Bruce V. (Laura) Taggart, Jr. of Delmar;  nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister, Cherie Taggart. 

A private gathering will be held on a later date.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.  Memorials may be made to the SPCA serving Allegany County. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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