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Martha Mae (White) Long
March 6, 1928 ~ June 5, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Martha Long, 95, passed away Monday, June 5, 2023 at 5:02 a.m. at her residence in Springfield, IL. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, IL. The funeral will follow Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. Rev. Michael Lawton and Rev. Ralph Ward will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro, IL.
Martha was born March 6, 1928 in Versailles, MO to Elmer C. and Ruby (Finley) White. She graduated Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia, MO., during this time She played Bass Violin In the High School Band and was able to perform in the USO Swing Band. She then went on to Murray State University, in Murray, KY, on a full ride music scholarship. She married Donald R. Long on June 4, 1950 in Salem, IL. They were married nearly 66 years before he preceded her in death on February 13, 2016. In her life Mrs. Long lived in New Holland, IL, Hillsboro, IL and Springfield, IL. She worked as an Elementary Education Music Teacher for Hillsboro School District. Her love of Music also led her to direct the choir at United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, IL and Concordia Village in Springfield, IL. Martha was a Member of the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, IL and the Retired Teacher Association. She loved to play Bridge and was a doting grandmother.
She is survived by her children Cindy & Joe Adams of Chandler, AZ, Mike & Glenda (Bickel) Long of Rochester, IL, and Stan & Darcy (Dalzotto) Long of Bastrop, TX; Six grandchildren, Brooke Gianelli, Joe S. Adams, Drew Long, Chuck Long, Kurt Long, and Lena Long; and eleven great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters.
Memorials are suggested to Oak Grove Cemetery Maintenance Fund in Hillsboro, IL.