Mary Ruth Rankin Short, 91, of Kibler died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Fort Smith. She was born Oct. 8, 1926, in Kibler. She was a member of Kibler United Methodist Church where she was the pianist for many years. She was the widow of Jack Short.

She is survived by a daughter, Jane Short of Fort Smith.

Burial was at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kibler United Methodist Church, 431 Thornhill St., Van Buren, AR 72956.