Jean Long

Birth Date: 
Friday, June 29, 1923
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Jean Long, 96, of Kent and formerly of Wooster, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from complications of the coronavirus at The Woodlands Health and Rehabilitation Center in Ravenna, Ohio

She was born June 29, 1923 in Smyrna, Ohio, the daughter of Oliver E. and Ruth (Frizzell) Fisher and graduated from Wooster High School in 1941. In 1945 she received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Ohio State University. On June 9, 1946, she married Herbert W. Long in the Wooster United Methodist Church.  Herbert passed away December 31, 2014.

Jean was an active member of the Apple Creek United Methodist Church and Apple Creek Philomathean Club. She and Herb were members of the Wooster Garden Study Club for many years. Jean and her husband enjoyed traveling all over the country and the world.  She has attended her children’s, grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s many sports, theater, and academic activities for over sixty years.

Jean began teaching art in the Southeast Local school district in 1963 beginning in the elementary schools.  She retired in 1975 as the art teacher at Waynedale High School.

Jean is survived by her seven children, Fred (Jody) Long, Bill (Jeannie) Long, Barbara (Eric) Lanier, Jim (Esther) Long, Rich (Roxann) Long, Charlie (Robin) Long, and Don (Paula) Long; eleven grandchildren, Beth (Kim) Long, Andy Lanier, Geoffrey (Laura) Long, Amanda Kidd, Phil (Emily) Lanier, Jamie (Casey) Cicconetti, Jesse (Jen) Long, Phoebe Long, Chloe (Ben) Bohrer, Patrick Long and Emily Long; and six great-grandchildren, Sam Lanier, Eliza Lanier, Vivian Kidd, Zoe Long, Luca Cicconetti and Gianni Cicconetti.

Due to the current difficult circumstances, there will be no services or calling hours.  A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

Interment will be at Wooster Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Apple Creek United Methodist Church and to Portage County Senior Center, 705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, Oh 44266

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

.Jean blessed many lives and will be greatly missed.

Memorial Contributions: 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Apple Creek United Methodist Church and to Portage County Senior Center, 705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, Oh 44266

Visitation: 

No calling hours

Service: 

Celebration of Life service at a later date

Condolences

Don and Paula,
I am so sorry. My prayers are with you and your family.

Dear Don & Paula,
My sincere sympathies during this difficult time.
I cannot imagine how complicated your grief journey is under these circumstances.
Mentioned your loss to my dear friend Jackie Lindecamp, ne’ Gast. She said she graduated with Paula!
She extends her condolences.
Take care!
Fondly,
Kyle

My wife and are so saddened to hear of your loss. It is our goal to be as spry and energetic as Mrs Long. She allowed us to get firewood from her property when a tree would fall. She impacted us through her generosity and kindness. We were also impressed on how well she drove her golf cart at 91 plus years of age . :-)

Bill, sorry to hear about your Mom.

Sorry for your loss...

Dear Robin and family,
I extend my condolence. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Remember the memories.

Dear Fred, Bill and family, So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jean had to be one of the nicest mothers of all time! Herb and Jean were great role models as parents. My condolences to all the children and their families.

This is for Fred and Bill. I was sad to read about your mother. You were blessed with fine parents. I learned that a long time ago, when your father was involved in Scouts and both your parents were very active in the church. I will never forget them. What great role models they were for a lot of us non-family members.

We are so sorry for your loss. Your Mother always showed true kindness to others. We have fond memories of being your neighbors and friends.

Dear Long Family,
I'm saddened by the death of Mrs. Long, my elementary school art teacher and member of my church growing up. Her positive and pleasant demeanor was notable and nurturing. Surely she will be deeply missed by all of you. May her legacy live on through you, her cherished family.

Fred, Jody and Long family. My deep sympathy at this time goes out to your families. I remember Jean when we were in High School, Fred. She was a lovely lady. Prayers for comfort during your time of need and this time of uncertainty with the virus going around. Even though we cannot see each other I am sending "HUGGS" to you.

We are so sorry for all of you. The loss of a mother is hard to endure. We will pray for you. I have happy memories of visiting Herb and Jean when young. Take care of yourselves in this difficult time.

My deepest sympathies to all of Jean's family and friends. I remember fondly coming to the family reunions at your home in Wooster. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers to you and yours. Debbie

My heart goes out to all of you. I have fond memories of reunions at your home in Wooster when we were growing up. Our greatest sympathies.

So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of having Mrs. Long as my Art teacher at Waynedale. She was the sweetest lady!

Such a sweet lady. I enjoyed visiting with her and her husband when I delivered meals on wheels to them on Wednesdays for several years.

To the Long siblings - so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of your family as part of the church community in Apple Creek. Your mother always had a quiet, calm manner with a smile & kind words to share. Both of your parents where great role models and always helping in the community. May your memories bring you comfort & laughter as you share stories together during this difficult time.

To all the Long family. We too will greatly miss our dear cousin Gene. We go way back to the mid-'50s when Herb and Gene would visit our Indiana Farm. Still can visualize the cool station wagon pulling into the drive with a nearly full load of kids. We enjoyed her family gatherings right up to a few years ago. You had the best possible mom in cousin Gene. She will be missed.

I met Jean when she walked into Portage County Senior Center, a very short time ago. In that short time, her thoughtfulness, care for others, and joy of life was obvious. I will always remember Jean's quick laugh, her caring, and her wonderful artwork. Her watercolor was beautiful. I wish I knew her many, many years ago.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I loved the correspondence that Aunt Jean and I kept up through the years despite only seeing each other a minimal amount of time and only as a younger person. She was a joy to know!

I HAVE A LOT OF GOOD MEMORIES ABOUT MY GRANDMA SHE WAS AN ART TEACHER THAT MY DAD AND MRS PINNICK HAD WHEN THEY WHERE IN SCHOOL AND I MISS THE SUNDAY DINNERS THAT WE USED TO HAVE AND WHEN WE WENT SWiMING IN HER POOL AND WHEN I GRADUATED FROM HIGHT SHCOOL I HAD A PARTY WITH MY FIRENDS

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