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home : obituaries : obituaries May 3, 2016

2/1/2013 8:00:00 AM
Mary L. Long
Sept. 17, 1928 - Jan. 31, 2013

Mary L. Long, 84, Rochester, passed away at 9:18 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at her residence.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1928 in Twelve Mile, the daughter of A. G. and Sylvia Viola (Gruwell) Cole.

On Sept. 17, 1946, in Rochester, she married Fredrick C. Long. He preceded her in death on April 15, 2006.

Mrs. Long had worked as a nurse's aide at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru, and General Tire, Wabash, during her early years of marriage. She retired after many years from Hart, Schaffner, & Marx, Rochester.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, Rochester, where she was a member of the Women's Club. In her spare time, she was a member of the Swinging Dudes Square Dancing club, enjoyed playing euchre, pinochle, crocheting and knitting and loved to fish.

Survivors include her children, Sherry Long and partner Peg Robinson, Naples, Fla., and Alex Long, Rochester; grandchildren, Lindsey Marie Long, Vancouver, Wash., Fredrick C. Long III, Bloomington, Alicia Jane Long, Vancouver, Wash., and Kristopher Long and fiance Trivity Mitchell, Rochester; sisters, Rosanna and husband Bill Ross, Oakland City, and Sinda Easterday, Princeton; and one brother, Jerry and wife Sigrid Cole, Marion.

Mrs. Long was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Thomas Long; four brothers, Charles Cole, James Cole, David Cole, and Francis Cole; and one sister, Alice Keim.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Reverend Mike VanHeyningen officiating.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the funeral Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery, Rochester.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, February 3, 2013
Article comment by: April Hoover

I'm very sad to hear of Mary's death. Mary was the kindest, most loving person I had the pleasure of knowing.

In high school I cleaned house for her and Fred. I always enjoyed talking with them and visiting with them when I'd come back for a visit to Rochester.

She will be missed, but I'm glad she will be with her beloved husband Fred, son Tom, parents, and brothers and sisters in Heaven.

Rest in peace Mary. God bless you Sherry, Peg, Alex and family.

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