Herman "Shorty" Hummel, 79, of Belle died peacefully, March 26, 2013, in the St. Mary's hospital in Jefferson City. Shorty was born on October 14, 1933, in Osage county. He is the son of the late Otto and Lucy Johnson Hummel. He was married to Naomi Pointer. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He lived in Fulton for over 30 years and worked for Martin Construction Company in the rock quarry. He is survived by two sisters, Mary Gray Anthony with her husband Matt of Richland, and Margie Crossly with her husband John of Belle. Also surviving is Cindy Sneed with her husband Donald. Cindy was raised as a daughter by Naomi and Shorty. Preceding Shorty in death are two brothers, Gene and Jim Hummel. Services for Shorty were held on Friday, March 29, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Belle. Interment was in Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton.