Helen Elizabeth Long, age 91 of Lima, died at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Lima Memorial Health Care Systems. She was born November 25, 1923 in Perry Township, Allen County, Ohio; the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Carroll Marie Graham Kerr. On November 15, 1942 she married James F. Long who died September 28, 2003.
Mrs. Long was a homemaker and a member of Shawnee Alliance Church.
Survivors include 3 children – Carroll (John) Hefner of Cairo; David F. (Heather) Long of Spencerville; Rick W. (Linda) Long of S.C.; 7 grandchildren – Valerie (Greg) Dienstberger; Stephanie (Kyle) Strom; Stacy (Casey) Wiley; Rebekah (Shaun) Ricker; Steven Long; Jonathan Long; and Wynne Reynolds; 12 great grandchildren with one due in October; a brother – Byron H. Kerr of Lima; 2 sisters – Ruth (Harry) Werling of Otterbien-Cridersville; Marilyn (David) Armer of Wapakoneta.
She was preceded in death by 3 brothers – Harold G. Kerr, John F. Kerr, Raymond E. Kerr, Jr.; and a sister Ruby Collins.
Funeral services will begin 3:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2015 at Shawnee Alliance Church. Sandy Rufener will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Freedom to Lead for Doug and Mary Lu Anthony’s mission.
Condolences may be shared at www.BayliffAndSon.com
Arrangements are by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.