Joanne C. Long

May 13, 1929 ‒ May 09, 2020

Loudonville, Ohio

Joanne C. Long, 90, of Loudonville died peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday afternoon, May 9, 2020 in the Memory Care unit of Brookdale of Wooster. She was born May 13, 1929 in Arcanum, Ohio the daughter of the late Elmer and Esther (Clark) Morgan. Joanne was a Loudonville area resident most of her life attending school in Bellville. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, Perrysville, where she loved taking charge of the church dinners for funerals, weddings and the community dinners. On June 26, 1948 she married Ralph A. Long, and he preceded her in death in June 2019. After her children were raised, Joanne became a nurses aide at the Collins Nursing Home in Hayesville and at Brethren Care Center, Ashland for many years leaving that career for one that she really loved, taking care of her grandchildren and her husband Ralph.

Joanne is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Terry Zuercher of Shelby; her daughter-in-law, Deb Long of Loudonville; her four grandsons, Christopher (Sarah) Zuercher, Michael (Rochelle) Zuercher, Ralph (Jackie) Long, and Daniel (Jaclyn) Long; her six grandchildren, Beckett, Griffin and Bennett Zuercher, Jackson, Sawyer and Emma Long; a sister, Geraldine Millie of North Olmstead; a sister-in-law, Ruth Mitchell of Strongsville; and two brothers-in-law, Herbert Long of Loudonville and Bob Snavely of Wadsworth. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ralph, her son Ralph E. Long, and four sisters, Pauline Nichols, Maxine Stone, Betty Snavely, and Helen Pipenger, and her aunt who raised her Anna Arnholt.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 11:00 am in Vermillion Cemetery, Hayesville with Pastor Kathleen Walkerow officiating. There will be no visitation. The Long family requests memorial contributions be given to First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 478, Perrysville, Ohio 44864, or The Memory Care Unit of Brookdale of Wooster, 1516 Cleveland Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691.Live streaming of Joanne’s service will also be available on the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel Facebook page.

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  • Linda, Terry and family, we are holding you all in our prayers and thought a this difficult time. God bless and big hugs.
    Faye and Greg Cole

  • Linda and family, it was such a pleasure getting to know your mom and family. She will be greatly missed by everyone here. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Oh Joanne…..You are home! Linda I pray you and your family feel God carry you through your sadness.

  • We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We are thinking of you and holding you all up in prayer.

  • Linda and family I am so sorry to hear of the loss of you Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • The kindnesses of Joanne and Ralph will always be remembered especially all the work and mission they did through the Perrysville Presbyterian Church.
    Joanne was always so caring and kind with great hospitality skills . Please know prayers and condolences are with all of you. God bless!

  • Sending love and prayers to your family. Joanne will be greatly missed. She was an amazing lady who quickly became part of our Brookdale family. ❤️❤️