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Sue Long


Sue Long

Mary J. “Sue” Long, 86, Baldwin City, formerly of Iola, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation.
Sue was born April 13, 1926, in Salt Lake City, the daughter of J.P. and Mary L. (Kricker) Ottenstein. She grew up in Salt Lake City, where she graduated from high school.
On July 18, 1945, Sue married Larry C. Long in Miami, Okla. They made their home in Iola. She helped her husband in their business, Embassy Shoe Rebuilders. She also worked as a salesclerk for JCPenney and Litwin’s before caring for her husband as his health failed. He preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1995. She moved to Overbrook in 2008.
While living in Iola, she was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and Altar Society and was active in the women’s bowling league and Iola Senior Center. She enjoyed quilting, making crafts, caring for her pets and having her family nearby.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda James, Overbrook; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Long, Lawrence; a brother, Jim Ottenstein, Salt Lake City,; four grandchildren, Patrick Long, Brent Long, Larry Abbott, and Brandee Clark; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Pat D. Long, stepson Jim Long, and stepdaughter Mary Louise Long. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel, Iola, where the family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Memorials to Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF) may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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