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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Obituary: Myrtle Louise Long

  • Myrtle Louise Long, 98, died June 6, 2013, at Dillon Living Center, Hutchinson. She was born July 16, 1914, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Ralph and Eva Abbott Griffeth. A lifetime Hutchinson resident, she was a graduate of Hutchinson High School. She worked for House of Fabrics, Hutchinson and later Anthony’s Depart...
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  • Myrtle Louise Long, 98, died June 6, 2013, at Dillon Living Center, Hutchinson.  She was born July 16, 1914, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Ralph and Eva Abbott Griffeth.  A lifetime Hutchinson resident, she was a graduate of Hutchinson High School.  She worked for House of Fabrics, Hutchinson and later Anthony’s Department Store for 20 years, retiring in 1986.  She was a member of the First Church of God, the Moose Lodge, Elmdale Center, and Fiddlers and Pickers, all of Hutchinson.  She married James S. Long on March 11, 1932, in Hutchinson.  He died Jan. 9, 1986.
    Survivors include seven children, Joan Nelson, Wichita, Mary Brown, Hutchinson, Dean Long, Hutchinson, Roy Long and wife Bert, Windom, Richard Long, Mesa, Ariz., Ronald G. Long and wife Jan, Hutchinson, and Janis Smyth, Hutchinson, 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Betty Jean Long, a son, Vearl Lynn Long, a sister, Mildred Welch, and a brother, Herbert Griffeth.
    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson, with Pastor John Carney presiding.  Burial will follow at Eastside Cemetery, Hutchinson.  Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, all at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Reno County, in care of the funeral home.  To leave a message for the family, visit:  www.PenwellGabelHutchinson.com. 

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