|Birth: ||Jun. 23, 1927|
|Death: ||Aug. 16, 2009|
Patsy Sue Long was born June 23, 1927, and passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2009. She was the daughter of Fern Lenore (Pickering) and Henry Berten Stevens.
Patsy was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, and moved to Springfield, Mo. as a child. She was a proud graduate of the Senior High School class of 1945, where she was a member of the Kilties. Patsy then attended Southwest Missouri State, where she was active in her Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. She met Bill in 1947 at SMS, graduated in 1950, and they married in December of that year. They have two children, Billy of Springfield, and Caryn of Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her best friend, Kacy, earlier this year.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, Bill; her favorite son, Billy; her favorite daughter, Caryn; her precious grandchildren, Kaleen, Kelle and Caleb; and her beloved twin sister, Peggy Lou; as well as the rest of the Long and Pickering clan who she loved so much.
Patsy spent her 82nd birthday lovingly surrounded by the Fredrick 3-ring circus. She was a wonderful wife, loving mother, doting grandmother, grand aunt and cherished friend. Her love and generosity knew no bounds. Patsy's memory lives on in all the lives she touched and hands she held.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, August 18, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, with the Reverend Philip Snider presiding.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Southwest Missouri Humane Society, 3161 W. Norton Rd., Springfield, MO 65803, or the March of Dimes, 2200 E. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65804.
William Hollis Long (1924 - 2013)*
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Created by: Connie
Record added: Aug 20, 2009
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