Frances May Long

Frances May Long
Jan. 2, 1939-Oct. 20, 2011
BOURBON — Frances May Long, 72, of Bourbon, passed away at 5:32 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Jan. 2, 1939, Frances was born to George and Emma (Coonfare) Williams in Starke County. She graduated from Aubbeenaubbee High School, Leiters Ford, in 1957.
Frances married Ernie D. Long Dec. 31, 1974 in Plymouth. He preceded her in death Nov. 28, 1997.
She had been a resident of the Bourbon area since 1989. Frances was former co-owner of Ernie’s Country Inn Restaurant, Plymouth from 1973 to 1989. She had been employed at Richard’s Restaurant, Warsaw since 1993.
Frances was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Plymouth and was a life member of VFW Auxiliary Post #1162, Plymouth.
She is survived by two daughters, Evelyn Trusty, Warsaw and Sandra (and spouse Scott) Hawks, Warsaw; three stepchildren, Brad Long, Bourbon, Bud Long, Pierceton and Dave Long, Atwood; one sister, Linda Jackson, Bourbon; one brother, Arthur (and spouse Lois) Williams, Hobart; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Alwilda Latta, Ina Troyer and Fern Strong; one brother, Richard Williams and two stepchildren, Ernest Long II and Kay Jacobs.
Funeral services will be held at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gail Law officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bourbon.
Visitation hours will be 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 at the funeral chapel.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society, 601 W. Edison Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
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