Obituaries: Jeanette L. Long

OTTUMWA-Jeanette L. Long, 80, formerly of Ottumwa, died July 16, 2018 at Friendship Village of Dublin in Dublin, OH.

She was born May 29, 1938 in Ottumwa to Clifford D. and Lois Miller Wilson.  She married Roy LaVern Long on June 17, 1962 and he preceded her in death on November 27, 1998.

Jeanette was a graduate of Ottumwa High School and had attended the University of Iowa.  She worked for 42 years as the Administrative Assistant to the president of Ottumwa Regional Health Center, retiring in 2003.

Jeanette was a member of East End Presbyterian Church, a 50-year member of Rose Chapter 552 Order of Eastern Star and a member of Ottumwa Regional Health Center Auxiliary.

She loved to sing and enjoyed sharing her gift of music with her children, church and Eastern Star.

Surviving are her children, Amie Joy (Christopher) Brooks of Dublin, OH and Andrew Todd (Lisa) Long of Waconia, MN; 7 grandchildren, Eric, Alexandra and Olivia Brooks, Lydia, Gabrielle, Maxwell and Sadie Long.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Joy Ryan.

Jeanette was such a loving person. She had the most wonderful smile and she made everyone feel special. She was devoted to her family and loved them very much.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Jane Martinez officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eric Brooks-Grandson, Maxwell Long-Grandson, Bob Litch and Troy Litch.

Visitation with the family present will be one hour prior to the service.