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Carolyn Sue Hutchens Short

Carolyn Sue Hutchens Short, of Kenmark, Inc. died on Monday, May 28, 2007 in Overland Park, Kansas from colon cancer.

Ms. Short was born in Beckley, West Virginia in 1948 and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and Beckley College. She moved to southern California and then returned to Beckley in 1978 to work with the executives of Westmoreland Coal Company. She moved to Tallahassee, Florida in the early 1990s where she volunteered at Birdsong Arboretum and her children's schools. She moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in the late 1990s and helped run Kenmark, a USITT Sustaining member which offers rental backdrops and custom-created pieces.

She relocated to Overland Park in 2002 and worked until the month of her death.

USITT members may recall seeing her at Stage Expo, where Kenmark has exhibited for the past several years. She was most recently at the 2006 Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Louisville, Kentucky.

Ms. Short loved to travel and was a British car enthusiast, winning several prizes at nationally sanctioned car shows.

Surviving are her husband, L. Mark Short, of Overland Park and her three children: Phillip C. Meyers of Greenwich, Connecticut; Jennifer L. Kemp of New Orleans, Louisiana; and Savanna K. Kemp of Overland Park. She is also survived by a large and loving extended family.

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