Long, Irene

Irene M. Long, 91, of Bryan, Ohio, and formerly of Hudson, Mich., died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at the Bryan Care and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Kenton, Ohio, to Hallie G. and Grace (Hills) Wright. She married Wayne E. Long on Oct. 28, 1978, in Coldwater, Mich., and he preceded her in death May 4, 2004.

Irene lived in Coldwater from 1978 to 1987. She then moved to Leffingwell Estates in Hudson in 1987, to Arlington, Ohio, in 2001, and to Bryan in March of 2004. She was previously employed at the Coleman Foundation in Hudson. Irene graduated from Forest High School in Forest, Ohio, and was a member of Prattville Community Church and Ladies Aide Society.

Surviving Irene are two daughters, Sharon (and Phil) Klingler of Bryan, Ohio, and Norma Ferrell of Tipp City, Ohio; one son, James (and Joyce) Hamilton of Arlington, Ohio; one brother, Dale E. (and Mary Jane) Wright of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild, two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,  twin sister Catherine Burk, one granddaughter, two great-great grandchildren, and a nephew.

A funeral service for Irene Long is scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Pastor Gary Keisling officiating. Interment will follow in Waldron Cemetery. Visitation is planned from 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of service.