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Betty Long

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Betty Long

Canton. Betty Long, 85, formerly of Viborg, SD, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Canton Good Samaritan Society. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton. A private family burial will precede the service. Family will greet visitors Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Betty Lou Long was born March 25, 1931 in Winfred, SD to John and Annie (Eller) Mitchell. Betty attended school in Winfred. She married Gordon Bartling in 1947. They lived in Madison for a year before moving to Canton. Betty worked at Wink's Hatchery in Madison and the Canton Creamery and South Dakota Pheasant Co. in Canton.

Betty married Maurice Long in 1979 and made their home on a farm near Viborg, SD. Her husband Maurice died in 2005. Betty returned to Canton in 2010. She enjoyed playing Bingo, the outdoors, animals, gardening, and volunteer work.

Betty is survived by one daughter, Linda (Richard) Hill, Canton; three sons - Fred (Diane) Bartling, Irene, SD, Doug (Julie) Bartling, Worthing, SD, and Tim (Vonda) Bartling, Sioux Falls, SD; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters - Beverly Sievers, Sioux Falls, SD, Mary Rhodes and Lorene Kidder, both of Richland, WA; and one sister-in-law, Jean Mitchell, Granite Falls, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Maurice, and seven siblings.
Published in The Argus Leader on July 24, 2016
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