Billie J. Short, 89, formerly of Pekin, passed away, surrounded by his family, at Mason City Area Nursing Home at 10:45 p.m. on Monday, September 16, 2019. Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana on Saturday, September 21 from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana at 11 a.m. Jeremy Short willl officiate. Military rites will be provided by VFW Post #6408 and American Legion Post #138 in Havana. A light lunch will be served at Havana Church of Christ, following the services. Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Short’s family. Online memorial messages may be left for the family at www.hurleyfh.com. Hurley Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements.