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Mary (Stogdill) Long, 76, Freetown

Mary A. (Stogdill) Long, 76, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 15, 2012, at Indiana University Hospital Morgan in Martinsville. She was a resident of Freetown. 

Mary was born Nov. 12, 1936, in Bedford to Otto Levi and Beulah Edna (Wootton) Stogdill. She worked most of her life as an assembly worker for Harmon Becker in Martinsville and PTS Electronics and RCA, both of Bloomington. Mary also worked as a cook for Indiana University in Bloomington.

She was devoted to her family and her church family. Mary was known as a wonderful person who was always there for someone in need. Mary was a member of Country Gospel Music Church in Gnaw Bone and cherished spending time with her grandson, Daniel, and his family. She loved to cook and bake and was famous for her blackberry cobbler. Mary enjoyed working in her yard, mowing and cleaning her home.

She will be greatly missed by her two daughters, Janet A. Long of Freetown and Sally R. Richardson of Bloomington; grandchildren, Daniel L. (LaNora) Richardson of Columbus, Brian E. Richardson of Madisonville, Ky., and Jama Pierce of Spencer; great-grandchildren Jonathon Grubb of Terre Haute, Samantha Grubb of Bloomington, and Jeff and Jordan Pierce, both of Spencer; and great-great-grandchildren, Nikolai, Eva and Jaxson Russell. She will be remembered by her many siblings, Betty Reynolds of Greenfield, Lou Ella Stogdill and Sarah Mullis, both of Bloomington, Lloyd Stogdill of Freetown, James “Bud” Stogdill of Nineveh, Joseph Stogdill of Greenwood and Samuel Stogdill of Franklin.

Mary was preceded in death by a son-in-law, James R. Richardson; one great-great-grandson, Jeremy Dean Richardson; sisters, Norma Nash and Thelma Strunk; and brothers, Warren, William, David, Walter and Charles Stogdill.

The Rev. Jim Ackerman will conduct a funeral service at noon Monday, Nov. 19 at Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East in Gnaw Bone. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. Burial will be in Houston Cemetery in Jackson County.       

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Mary’s family strongly suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent in honor of her to Alzheimer’s Disease South Central Chapter, P.O. Box 547, Columbus, IN 47202.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Long family at www.meredith-clark.com.

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  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West