|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1921|
|Death: ||Apr. 15, 2011|
BERNICE DELONG, daughter of Ward Allen and Grace Helen (Sigman) Barney, was born December 5, 1921 near Oakwood, Oklahoma in Dewey County. She departed this life early Friday, April 15, 2011 at the Seiling Nursing Center. She was 89 years of age.
Bernice was raised in the Oakwood community where she attended school at Pleasant Valley and Oakwood. She was united in marriage to Ray DeLong, January 15, 1937 at Cordell. They have made their home near Seiling where they raised their three sons: Don, Tom and Bob. In 1956, Bernice began working for Bivens Drug. She worked 12 years for Harry Bivens and 36 years for Ken Johnson before retiring in 2004. She was selected as Business Woman of the Year in 1997. Ray and Bernice were active supporters of the Seiling School and attended nearly every athletic, FFA and other school event. They were named Honorary Seiling Wildcat fans in 2002. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
She is survived by three sons: Don DeLong and wife Gynith of Caldwell, ID, Tom DeLong and wife Libby of Pleasant Hill, IA and Bob DeLong of Watonga; five grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandson; three sisters: Geneva Norris of Oklahoma City, Jean Hewitt of Canton and Billie Haub and husband Larry of Yukon. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ray, November 17, 2008 and two sisters: Ada Mae Barney and Leota Crosby.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in the First Christian Church with Pastor Dennis Adair, officiating. Interment will follow in the Brumfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Brumfield Cemetery OR First Christian Church with the Redinger Funeral Home-Box 236-Seiling, OK 73663 serving as custodian of the funds.
Ward Allen Barney (1897 - 1970)
Grace Helen Sigman Barney (1901 - 1979)
Ray Delong (1917 - 2008)*
Created by: Kevin Wells
Record added: Apr 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68438184
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