Long, Mary Louise Bowker 96, of Richardson, Texas, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on March 30, 2013. She was born in Monmouth, Illinois on July 4, 1916, and lovingly raised four children - Dr. David D. Long (Linda) of Venice, Florida, Nancy Schroeder of Richardson, Texas, Sue Scott (Charles) of Kerrville, Texas and Barbara Long (Jeffery Hein) of Kerens, Texas. She enjoyed caring for, supporting and spoiling her 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Mary Louise is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Olson Bowker, her mother, Catherine Hayes Bowker, her husband, Fleming Desmond Long, and her grandson, Dyke Desmond Long. Cremation will be in Dallas and a private celebration will be held by the family. A graveside burial of her ashes will be at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery in Monmouth, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Turnbull Funeral Home, P.O. Box 18, Monmouth, Illinois 61642.
Published in Dallas Morning News on Mar. 31, 2013