Elizabeth A. "Betty" Long

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  • "My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Long's family and friends...."
    - Brenda Evans
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Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Long, 79, of Mount Airy, formerly of Hagerstown, and Zephyrhills, Fla., died Monday, May 21, 2012, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

Born April 7, 1933, in Long Branch, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Edwin M. and Georgia Hannah Covert Ryan. She was the wife of Joseph A. Long Jr.

After being an army wife for more than 20 years, she went to work as a bank manager and officer for Maryland National Bank/Hagerstown Trust Company, where she retired after 27 years.

She was of the Methodist faith and was formerly a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

She was known for making sure everyone was taken care of and making family and friends feel welcome when visiting her home.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed bingo and watching wildlife with her husband in their backyard. She especially enjoyed doting over grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are daughters Cheryl A. Cunningham and husband Gary, of Clear Spring, Mary Kay Baker, of Hagerstown, and Penelope D. Wyndham and husband James, of Gaithersburg; a son, Joseph A. Long III, of Mount Airy; brother Edward W. Ryan and wife Edie, of Oceanport, N.J.; grandchildren Brandee S. Shipley and husband Sam, Dusty J. Caudell and husband Chris, Jodee L. Hawbaker and husband Jeromy, Angelia K Cellucci and husband Michael, Kevin E. Baker and wife Tiffany, John Joseph "J" Wyndham and wife Mandi, and James Ryan Wyndham; and great-grandchildren Cory, Jared, Caleb, Codi, Kayla, Tristan, Reece and Aiden.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service, 1 p.m. Saturday at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Kevin Baker officiating. A family graveside service and burial will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered at www.rsthvn.com.

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Published in Carroll County Times on May 24, 2012
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