|Birth: ||Dec., 1867|
|Death: ||Sep., 1935|
Grave stone says "Rebecca J(osephine)"
Census records have "Josephine R" or "Josie"
Obit - Mrs. Rebecca Joanne DeLong, widow of the late John R. DeLong, known to her friends as "Josie" died suddenly at her home on South Main street, Jonesboro, Sunday evening about 8 o'clock from a heart attack.
Mrs. DeLong had been in poor health for several months from kidney complications and heart trouble, being worse since the holidays, and bedfast the past week since being brought home from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arloe Thorn, who lives near Summitville, where she had been cared for. She had been better Sunday, until a heart attack about eight o'clock, which resulted in her death twenty minutes later.
Rebecca Joanne Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon B. Clark, was a lifelong resident of Grant county. She was born Dec. 4, 1867 and died Sept. 1,1935 , aged 67 years, 8 months and 28 days. Her school days were spent at the Zeek and Back creek schools in Mill township.
In early girlhood she embraced the faith of the Friends church and became a member at Upland, later affiliating with the Jonesboro church and remained faithful and steadfast all her life. She was of a natural cheerful disposition, greeting friends with a smile and lending a helping hand whenever needed.
On June 26, 1886, she became the bride of Laban Andrew, of Upland. He died Nov. 16, 1888. To them were horn two children Leslie C. Andrews of Marion who survives and Georgia Andrews who died in 1899.
On Aug. 28,1890, she was married to John R. DeLong and their married life was spent on a farm southeast of Jonesboro. Five children came to bless this union. Orville A. and Herschel C. who have receded their mother in death: Mrs. Julia Thorn, of Summitville, Robert J. DeLong of Wayne, Mich., and Mrs. Helen Robinson of Anderson.
Also surviving are six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, John E. Clark, of Marion and Edward c. Clark, of Fort Wayne, and a sister, Mrs. Ella Wood, of Fairmount, other relatives and a host of friends.
After Mr. DeLong's death in May, 1926, Mrs. DeLong and family moved from their farm ,two and one half miles southeast of here on the Muncie Pike, to south main street, Jonesboro, which has since been her home and where she has a wide circle of friends. She was an active member of the War Mothers.
Funeral services were held from the friends church at 2 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. M.F. Iiff, a life-long friend, preaching the sermon and Rev. John I. Wright assisting.
Mrs. Bernard Thomas and Mrs. Clyde Fisher sang. Grandsons and nephews were the pall bearers. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery.
John Russell DeLong (1862 - 1926)
Orville Arthur Delong (1896 - 1918)*
Hershal C. Delong (1903 - 1906)*
Maintained by: Mary Allen
Originally Created by: Cathy Hagadorn
Record added: May 10, 2012
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