Helen A. Long
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ELYSBURG - Helen A. Long, 84, of 200 E. Center St., passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville.

She was born in Shamokin, May 11, 1936, a daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Wiggins) Nolan.

She went to Coal Township schools.

In 1953, she married Robert Wetzel, who preceded her in death. In 1990, she married Darvin Long, who preceded her in death.

She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, in Catawissa.

Helen is survived by a daughter, Mary Kay Deroba and her husband, Ronald, of Elysburg; two grandsons, Michael Shoffler and his wife, Stephanie, of Elysburg, and Kenneth Wetzel, of California; four granddaughters, Michelle Seger and her husband, Brad, of Elysburg, Megan Wagner, of Shamokin, Patty Kratzer and her husband, and Janet Latshaw and her husband; five great-grandsons, Logan Seger, Gavin Balchunas, Matthew Wagner, Jonathan Kratzer and Shane Latshaw; seven great-granddaughters, Marley Seger, Ryah Seger, Chloye Balchunas, Morgen Wetzel, Kimberly Kratzer, Sheena Latshaw and Maddison Latshaw; two brothers, Robert Nolan and his wife, Donna, of Elysburg, and Martin Nolan and his wife, Lola, of Tennessee; a sister, Dolores Rubendall and her husband, Robert, of Schwenksville; a sister-in-law, Anna Mae Nolan; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husbands and parents, Helen was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Wetzel; a grandson, Robert Wetzel; and three brothers, Paul Nolan and his wife, Dorothy, John "Jack" Nolan and his wife, Margaret, and Glenn Nolan.

LONG - Helen A. Long, 84, of 200 E. Center St., Elysburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 28 with Pastor Joshua Notestein officiating at Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, supervisor. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 28. Burial will follow the service in Northumberland Memorial Park, Sunbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mommy and Me Rescue, 610 E. Fifth St., Mount Carmel 17851. To send condolences to the family, go to www.farrowfh.com.

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Published in The News Item on Apr. 20, 2021.
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