Helen M. Roop

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Helen Marie Roop Long, 85 of Montvale, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Pheasant Ridge ALF, Roanoke. She was born on Tuesday, November 17, 1931 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Paul and Margaret Hutchens Roop. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Elmer Long; daughter, Donna Marie Long Ostendorf. She retired from Tultex after running Gross Point Marina at Smith Mountain Lake for many years. She was a member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church. She is survived her daughters, Wanda Faye Long of Vinton, Linda Sue Long of Roanoke; a son, Gary Wayne Long & wife, Anne of Moneta; four grandchildren, two step grandchildren and one great grandchild. The family request those wishing to make memorials to consider Heartland Hospice, 2800 Electric Road, #105 C, Roanoke, VA 24018, or . Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Updike Funeral Home Chapel, Bedford with the Rev. Robert Auxier officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.

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Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, VA 24523-1803
(540) 586-3304
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2017
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