D. Jean Long
D. Jean Long

MIDDLE POINT, Ohio — D. Jean Long, 84, of Middle Point, went to be with her Lord at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

She was born March 24, 1930, in Grover Hill, Ohio, to the late Belva (Sherry) and Lee Ross, Sr.

Her husband, Robert D. Long, survives. They were married May 22, 1948, in Grover Hill.


Other survivors include a son: Robert D. (Laurie) Long of Middle Point; daughters: Sherry (Randy) Craig and Randi Wise, both of Van Wert, Ohio, and Angela (Michael) Shellabarger of Middle Point; sister: Ruth Crone of Grover Hill; nine grandchildren: Amber Walls, Bob Wise, Danielle Long, Codi Wise, Jerod Long, Luke Edwards, JaNahn Evans, Madison Adams and Justin Shellabarger, and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother: Lee Ross, Jr. and a sister: Kathryn Marcile Jenkins.

She retired as secretary for P&L Fertilizer and Pure Line Food Company and was a homemaker. She was a member of Middle Point Presbyterian Church.

Jean was an amazing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She and her husband traveled to all 50 states and she truly enjoyed riding along with Bob in his semi.

She had belonged to the Traveling Square dancing club, bowled and played volleyball but her favorite hobby was making her grandchildren feel special.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. The Rev. Paul W. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Ridge Township. Calling hours are Friday from 4-8 p.m. and one hour ahead of services on Saturday.

Preferred memorials are Middle Point Ball Park and Middle Point Fire-E.M.S.