Maudie Long

January 28, 1918 ‒ January 27, 2013

Delaware, Ohio

Maudie Long of Delaware passed away peacefully Sunday evening, January 27, 2013 at Wintersong Village, a day shy of her 95th birthday.

She was born on January 28, 1918 in Putnam County, West Virginia to the late Brady and Elizabeth (Black) Rooper. From West Virginia, she had resided in Marion before coming to Delaware in 1951. A lifelong homemaker, she was the beloved wife and constant companion of George Long, her husband of 44 years.

Gifted in her homemaking skills, she cared for every need of her home and family. A member of the Delaware Church of God, she enjoyed crafts and sewing. The smell of her baked goods will long be remembered. She was a kind and loving parent and a irreplaceable wife who treasured her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband George she is survived by son Johnny (Marilyn) Kerns of Marion, 4 grandchildren; Gary Kerns, Mike (Patty) Phillippi, Mike (Cheryl) Shenefield of Marion, Charlie (Brenda) Howard of Oak Hill, 9 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren, and her sister Penny Volk of Riverside, New Jersey.

She was also preceded in death by her grandson: David Kerns, sister Ruth Franzello, and brother Warren Rooper.

Friends may call from 9:00 – 11:00 am at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, where services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Daniel Maurer officiating. Burial will then take place in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Family members: Gary Kerns, Mike Shenefield, Chad Thompson, Mike Phillippi, Clay Cook, Charlie Howard will serve as her pallbearers.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Delaware Church of God.

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