Mrs. Zona Long
- December 8, 1930 - July 25, 2012
- Centerville, Iowa
of Zona's Passing
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“Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Momma......so many months. 6 to be exact and I continue to go to the phone to call you and tell you something; ask you something;...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Beverly J Rogers - Charlotte, NC
“Well my sweet Grandma... the world has lost some of it's brightness without you in it. You were the most wonderful woman and I've always said you...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Amy Hayes - Charlotte, NC
“Dear Barbara and Phillip and families.
We send our love and sympathy at the death of your Mother. Your Mother was so proud of you both and she...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Sandra C. Griffing - Centerville, IA
“Dear Aunt Zona,
You will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved you. Even though you would tell us not to be sad, and to go on and love one...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Marsha Green and Family
“I remember all the family reunions we attended years ago and I know we will meet again at the greatest reunion in heaven. You will be missed by all...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Carol Hicks - Bron, IL
“Well, Zona Arlene, I know you didn't want to leave your family, but I remember my brother told me you said, "When He calls, I'll be ready." You kept...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Janice Jay - Donna, TX
“Dearest Grandma........ I do not even know where to start, so many memories, conversations, daily bread passage's you sent to me which always was of...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: KENDA ROGERS - CHARLOTTE, NC
“Grandma was one of the rare people who knew the meaning of unconditional love and practiced it daily. St. Peter gave you a free pass to Heaven...God...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Jocelyn Medina - Camdenton, MO
“I LOVE you grandma. I'm so sorry that life kept us apart. I'm so glad that i found my way back into your life. I will miss you forever.
9 of 15 | Posted by: Jacob Long - Bridgman, MI
“I will always love and miss you Grandma Zona, or should I say Shoot-a-Bean Grandma! You were so thoughtful, caring, kind, and generous. Your love for...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Meghan Suzanne Smith - Kouts, IN
“Aunt Zona I will miss your smiling face. You always had that smile that would make anyone smile back. You and I had the same problem. We couldn't...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Deborah Olson - La Plata, MO
“Well Mom, this was a time that was never supposed to happen. Now that it has, the love and faith that you taught us will help ease the pain and...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Phil - Michigan City, IN - Son
“Oh, my beautiful Momma. I love and miss you so very much. I don't know how to go on without you. You are my best friend as well as my Mother. I keep...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Beverly (Long) Rogers - Charlotte, NC
“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
14 of 15 | Posted by: Wanda Parcel - Grain Valley, MO
“Lots of good memorys over the years with Zona, Gene, Phil and Beverly. She will be missed but never forgotten.
15 of 15 | Posted by: Dennis White - Rockford, IL
Lange Funeral Home & Crematory
Zona Long age 81 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the Legacy Lodge Hospice Center in Chariton, Iowa after a lengthy illness.
Zona was born December 8, 1930 in Rockford, Illinois, the daughter of Bacil and Gladys (Houser) Phillips. On November 20, 1949 Zona married her beloved husband Gene R. Long. They were the first couple to unite in marriage at the Centerville Grace Tabernacle Church. To this union, two children were born, Phillip C. Long of Michigan City, Indiana and Beverly J. (Long) Rogers of Charlotte, North Carolina. Gene preceded Zona in death on July 8, 2010.
Zona was well known and always helpful to the farmers of Appanoose and surrounding counties through her many years of service at the ASCS Office in Centerville. Zona's greatest pleasure in life was her family and her relationship with God.
She is survived by her two children; sister-in-law Janice (David) Jay of Donna, Texas; three nieces; one nephew; and her precious nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. The family would like to express their love and gratitude to Zona's (as well as Gene's) adopted family, Jeff, Barb, and Brenton Willier whom have been so caring and loving for the past twelve years. She loved and thought of her adopted family as her own. Also, thank you to Lanny and Iva Doggett, Lauren and Sheila Walker for all your special love and care given. Thank you to Zona's Minister, Pastor Lloyd Johnston and the rest of the loving Church family. Finally, thank you to Dr. Kathy Lange, MD for her years of excellent care given to Zona.
Zona and Gene were members of the First Baptist Church in Centerville for over forty three years.
Funeral services will be held 1PM, Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, Centerville with Pastor Lloyd Johnston officiating. Friends may call all day Tuesday with the family present from 6-8 PM at the Lange Funeral Home & Crematory, Centerville. Burial will be in the Mt. Ararat Cemetery. A memorial has been established to the First Baptist Church and may be left or mailed to the Lange Funeral Home & Crematory, 1900 South 18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be left at www.langefh.com