Mary E. Long, 87, of Mt. Auburn passed away at 4:00pm, Wednesday March 12, 2014 in her home.  She was born on February 10, 1927 in May Township, the daughter of Alvin and Mattie Runyon Gesell.  On January 9, 1946 she married Victor E Long in Southfork Township.  She graduated from the Kincaid High School in 1944 where she was Homecoming Queen.  Aside from being a homemaker, Mrs. Long ran the family farm with her husband and also owned Long’s Sunshine Center & Dairy Bar in Mt. Auburn.  She was a member of the Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women.  She was active in and served as an officer of many organizations including the Eastern Star, Mt. Auburn PTA, a Boy Scout, Cub Scout, and Girl Scout leader, American Legion Auxiliary,  Ladies Auxiliary of the ATA, White Shrine, Lady Landowners of Christian County, Christian County Farm Bureau and Women’s Committee, and the Twilight Homemakers.

Mrs. Long is survived by her sons: Jerry Long, wife Jane Ann, of Middleburg KY, and Tommie Long, wife Kathy, of Patoka; daughter: Anne Horne, husband Robert, of Blue Mound.  Grandchildren: William Long, wife Christina, Sarah Jensen, husband Joshua, Amanda Hartman, husband Gary, Shawna Cole, husband Chris, Deanna Fonner, husband Rick, Travis Horne, and Kelly Brown, husband Jeremy; Great Grandchildren: Derek Long, Lucille, Eva, and Henry Jensen, Justin,  Andrew, and Annabelle Hartman, Dylan Collier, Hayden Cole, Brock Fonner, Tess Horne, Claire Horne, Ava, Ella, Thalia, and Rylan Brown; and several Nieces and Nephews.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, husband, and sister: Leonore Noren.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am on Monday, March 17, 2014 in the Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church With Rev. George Heineman and Rev. Bob Cook officiating.  Visitation will be held from 3 until 6pm on Sunday at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville.  Burial will be in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  

Memorials may be left to the Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church, Memorial Home Hospice, or the American Cancer Society. 

McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.  

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