Saturday, January 16, 2016

Obituary - Marlyn P. Long

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Marlyn P. Long


Marlyn P. Long, 86, Nevada, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott, Kansas following a short illness.

Marlyn was born January 22, 1929 west of Irwin in Barton County, Missouri. She was the only child of Floyd W. and Mina M. (Davis) Greer. She married THE love of her life, H. Dayton Long, also of rural Barton County, on August 29, 1948 in Noel, Missouri. He preceded her in death in February 2010.

She graduated from Lamar High School in 1947 and briefly taught school in rural Barton County before working in Lamar at the Barton County State Bank and then the Lamar Trust Company. She briefly left the banking world to follow Dayton to Oceanside, California while he was in the Marines at Camp Pendleton. When he shipped out for Korea she returned to Lamar and returned to banking. They moved to Nevada in 1958 and she continued working at the Trust Company until the early 1970s when they decided she needed to be in Nevada where their daughter was attending school. She began working for the Nevada R-5 School District as their Health Secretary, a position she continued until her retirement in 1995. Even then she didn’t retire. She continued working as the secretary for Long & Snead Sewer Service until December 2015 and watched grandson, Brett Snead, grow up. She encouraged and supported his love of animals and enjoyed seeing them and hearing about all their exploits.

Marlyn is survived by their daughter Marla Kay and husband Kenny Snead and grandson Brett Snead of Nevada. She is also survived by aunts/uncles-in-law Marlene Davis, Lamar, Frieda Davis, Jasper, Delbert Phipps, Carthage, and Loyd Holtzen, Miami, OK and numerous much loved nieces and nephews. Close friends Larry and March Garton of Nevada, Charles and Helen Provost and family of Texas, Josephine Schultz of Baton Rouge also survive.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Lake Cemetery, Lamar, MO. Friends may call now and until one hour prior to the service at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to either the Lake Cemetery Association or St Jude’s Hospital in care of Ferry Funeral Home.