Marjorie “Margie” V. (Wray) Long

June 21, 1937 ‒ December 13, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Marjorie “Margie” Virginia (Wray) Long, age 80 of Delaware has finally met with all her loved ones on that beautiful shore, on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Going on the trip she longed for when in pain, but fought so hard to stay here with loved ones when feeling well.

She was born on June 21, 1937 in Frazier’s Bottom, West Virginia to the late Emma K. (Crist) and Ward E. Wray. Margie was married to Willard Glenn Long, 82, for 60 plus years as she would proudly tell whoever she talked to. They were married February 2, 1957 in Winfield, WV, moving to Delaware in 1958 to work and raise their family.

Marjorie was a wonderful wife and mother. Raising four children while canning goodies from the garden and selling fresh veggies at the farmers market. Dedicated to her family, her table was always open and her wonderful fried chicken will long be remembered.

She enjoyed attending yard sales, auctions, and collecting anything and everything from glassware and chickens to frogs.

One never to complain, she fought off many illnesses over the years. She was raised by very spiritual parents and she made sure her family knew about Jesus. She was a long time member of East Side Mission Church and former member of Tops.

One not afraid to speak her mind, she was the true guardian of her family.  Margie enjoyed a passion for meeting and talking with people.  Her friendly nature will long be remembered.

Survived by beloved husband Willard: daughter, Judy Van Meter; sons, Willard (Mary) Long Jr., Jamie and Joy Long; grandsons Brandon and Drake Long; great-grandchildren, Landan Long, Bella Staton, Ivy and Bianca Long; sisters, Emma Jean Davis, Wanda (Dewey) Akers, sister-in-law, Edna (James) Wray; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by grandchildren Tim “TJ” Van Meter and Jenny Van Meter, sisters Mary Wilcoxen, Mildred Powers, brothers James, Earl, and Glen Dale Wray, sisters-in-law, Emilee (Earl) Wray and Fredde (Glen Dale) Wray, brothers-in-law Carmen (Mildred) Powers, Arlin (Emma Jean) Davis, and Harmon (Mary) Wilcoxen.

Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Eastside Mission Church, 32 Joy Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015 where services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with her nephew Pastor Donnie Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Marlborough Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this difficult time. It was wonderful to read Mrs. Long’s life story and to hear what a rich and full life she led. God bless and keep you all.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. The family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  • So sorry to hear, I am out of town, my thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God comfort you during this trying time.