M. Ethel Long

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Mary Ethel Long, 91, of Harney, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at home.
Born May 29, 1921, in Emmitsburg, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Irene Wivell Orndorff. She was the wife of Leonard G. Long, who died Oct. 31, 1983.
She was a lifelong homemaker, working alongside her husband on the family farm.
She was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Taneytown, where she was a member of the Sodality. She was also a member of the Harney volunteer fire company ladies auxiliary. She enjoyed family gatherings, sewing, baking, collecting dolls, gardening and bingo.
Surviving are daughters Loretta Bowers and husband Larry, of Harney, and Theresa Meadows and husband Eddie, of Kernersville, N.C.; sons Earl "Sonny" Long and wife Vonnie, of Union Bridge, and Charles Long and wife Diane, of Gettysburg, Pa.; brothers Sterling Orndorff and wife Jean, Clarence Orndorff and wife Louise, Francis Orndorff and wife Mary Jean, all of Emmitsburg; sisters Dorothy Joy and husband Jerry, of Emmitsburg, and Pauline Orendorff, of Littlestown, Pa.; sisters-in-law Teresa and Jane Orndorff, both of Emmitsburg; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Judy Long; brothers Karl and Louis Orndorff; and a sister, Margaret Williamson.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 44 Frederick St., Taneytown, with Monsignor Marty Feild as celebrant. Prayers will be offered at 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 44 Frederick St., Taneytown, MD 21787; or to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD, 21157.
Online condolences may be offered at www.myers?durborawfh.com.
Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcounty?times.com.
Published in Carroll County Times on July 27, 2012
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