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December 16, 2013

SHIRLEY LONG MAY 1, 1940 -- DEC. 13, 2013

MARENGO — Shirley Kay Long, age 73, of Marengo, formerly of Williamsburg, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at her home.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with the Rev. Matt German officiating. Burial will be in the East York Cemetery, rural Williamsburg. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. A memorial fund has been established.

She is survived by her sons, Tom Jr. and wife Sheila, of Marengo, and Ed Long and wife Jill, of Malcom; six grandchildren, Cory Long (Amanda Rich), of Texas, Heath Long (Ashley), of Marengo , A.J. Long, of Malcom, Zach Long, of Marengo, and Katie and Olivia Long, of Colfax; and a great-grandchild, Avia Long, of Texas. Also surviving are a brother Jerry Fenton (Joy), of Oskaloosa, and a sister Mary Gay (Howard), of Oskaloosa. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Tom Long Sr. in 1998, and a brother Don Fenton.

Shirley Kay Fenton was born May 1, 1940, in Oskaloosa, the daughter of Edmund Chester Fenton and Coretha Huffman Fenton. She graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1958 and married Thomas Robert Long, on May 15, 1960, at Beacon Methodist Church. She worked as a nurses’ aid at the Oskaloosa Hospital and later as a CNA and CMA and housekeeping at Hillside Estate from 1976 to 1996. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and spending time with her family and friends, especially the grandchildren. She also volunteered at the Senior Dining program.

Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.klosterfuneralhome.com.

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