Virginia Dale Delong

September 24, 1947 ‒ December 10, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Virginia Dale Delong, 71, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday morning, December 10, 2018 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on September 24, 1947 in Ironton to the late Golden Arthur and Hazel Jane (Ferguson) Thacker.

Dale was an STNA for over 33 years, serving nursing homes in the Columbus and Mount Vernon area.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Dale is survived by  the love of her life and partner for over 26 years, Thomas McFarlane; children, Anthony Ray (Leigh) Delong, Regina Lyn Roper, Bruce Elliott (Michelle) Delong, Ronald Scott Delong and Desa Rae (Dave Caridas) Coleman; grandchildren, Michael James Delong, Jennifer Lyn Delong, Christopher John Delong, Dawn Marie Roper, Claire Roper, Bruce Allen Delong, Jason Delong, Sissy Delong, Hayley Delong, Jessica Dale Nelson and Christopher Michael Nelson; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Sue (Steve) Galbraith; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Dale was preceded in death by a son, Charles Adam Delong; and sisters, Joann Kinney, Donna Harmon, Trudy Thacker, Wilma Jean Pennington and Patty Stone.

In following with Dales’ wish, there will be a private celebration of life service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Knox Community Hospital, Cancer Clinic, 1451 Yauger Rd, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 in Dale’s memory.

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  • This wonderful lady I called ma. She was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. I will miss talking to her on the phone and hearing her sweet voice. Ma you will always be in my heart. May God bless you always. Rest in peace..

  • I will truly miss this great lady, she was my maid of honor at my wedding 45 years ago, she has always been there for me no matter what was going in her life. A friend always, she will be truly missed. I love you with all my heart, Rest In Peace and don’t party to much with all those Thackers in heaven but enjoy the next phase of your existence. Love you always

  • Our heart felt condolences go out to Regina, and her family at this time of tremendous loss of Mother, and Grandmother. Our prayers are lifted for God’s comfort and understanding.

  • My deepest condolence. Dale was a wonderful lady, and happy to have my children as her nana, she will be missed terribly.Reat in peace

  • So sorry for your loss. But always remember you know She is now healed and with the Lord.
    Wayne and Cathy Miller

  • Dale was a wonderful friend and co-worker. I am so sorry for your lost. I remember her iften and the good times we had working together. May she rest in peace .