Barbara Jane Long, 84, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at her home in Dunnellon.
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Barbara was born July 29, 1928, in North Liberty, Ind., to the late Ford and Lulu (Seneff) Buck. Barbara grew up in North Liberty on a chicken farm. As an adult she moved to South Bend, where she married Ray Long and raised their four children, Don, Tim, Steve and Judy. She later moved to the hills of Harlan, Ky., with lifelong friends Jack and Doris Kinner and family. She came to Florida 32 years ago and has spent the last 24 years in her home in Dunnellon. Barbara liked to spend her days working in her yard or around her house. Grandma loved doing puzzles and playing games with her family. She loved visiting with her friends and family, whether in person, on the phone or via email. She truly cherished every friendship she had. She was an amazing woman, full of life, love and compassion. She will be deeply missed.
She is survived by three children, Tim Long of Lecanto, Judy Long of Lecanto and Don Long of Edgewater; four grandchildren, Sara Long of Lecanto, Katie Long of Lecanto, Zeb Long of Deland and Karyn Mielke of Fort Collins, Colo.; one great-granddaughter, Isabel Mielke of Fort Collins, Colo.; and four great-grandpuppies, Bailey, Sam, Bella and Abbie of Lecanto.
As per her wishes, Grandma will be cremated and laid to rest at Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend, Ind., alongside her son, Stephen Long.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Dec. 4, 2012