Frances R. Long age 93 passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas.
Rollie and Ombre (Adams) Blome welcomed Frances, their only child on September 2, 1927 in Nevada, Missouri.
France moved with her parents to Coffeyville as a young girl. Frances caught the eye of a handsome young man and on July 7, 1946 she married the love of her life, Myron Long. Together they made their home in Coffeyville raising their five children. Myron preceded her in death on May 28, 2005.
Frances and Myron owned and operated the Russell Motel for 13 years. Together they drove the church bus for years picking up children for church. After retirement they sold their home and became full time campers traveling across the United States. Frances cherished her family gathering for Sunday dinners in her tiny kitchen where she prepared a meal with love. She enjoyed cooking, singing, laughing, playing games, gardening, particularly flower gardening, the purple iris was her favorite flower and being a grandma brought her great joy. She could rock and love her grandkids all day.
Frances always had a smile on her face welcoming all that she met. Frances had resided at Windsor place since 2013 and by far the best part of being there for her was the Age to Age Kindergarten. She loved children and they loved her. You could always find Frances participating in any activity offered for residents, she made the most of everyday.
Cherished memories will be forever treasured by her children, Ronald Long, Rickie Long and his wife Alice, Randall Long and his wife Patty, Donald Long and his wife Rhonda, Jennifer and her husband Ron Ray; grandchildren, Dion Long and his wife Alyson, Tammy Long, Melissa and her husband Tony Cortesi, Michael Alexander and his wife Dottie, Angela and her husband Mark McRay, Kimberlee and her husband Justin George, Rickie Long and his wife Amanda, Rhonda and her husband Travis Knight, Robby Long and his wife Danni, Rachel and her husband James Nave II, RoyceAnne and her husband Micah Stringfield, Rebekah Long, Joshua Long and his wife Meredith; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and daughter-in-law, Linda Long.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 1pm at First Southern Baptist Church, 2701 W 8th, Coffeyville, KS with Pastor Budg Riekeman officiating. Facial mask and social distancing will be required, for those who are uncomfortable or unable to attend, the service will be streamed via FaceBook Live. Viewing and book signing will be from 1 to 5 pm Wednesday, January 27 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville. Frances’ final resting place will be privately held at Fairview Cemetery. The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to Windsor Activity Fund or First Southern Baptist Church and may be left in care of the chapel. To leave a message of condolence or to share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
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Windsor Place Activity Fund
2921 W 1st, Coffeyville KS 67337
First Southern Baptist
2701 W 8th Street, Coffeyville KS 67337