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    403 E. Main St.
    Hoopeston, IL 60942

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“Thinking if you Tom and Roger and your families. I always loved Aunt Fran, she was such a sweet woman. I remember going to visit she and Uncle Joe...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Susan Sheets Willaman - Danville, IL

“Frances and I worked together as greeters for first time guests at church for several years and what a pleasure it was to work with her, we became...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Norma Cox - Hoopeston , IL

“I had the pleasure of working with Frances at the telephone company. She was always pleasant and fun. I never once saw her get short with anyone...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Mary White - Alvin, IL - friend

“Tom and Roger and familys So sorry to hear about your mother. I have many fond memorys about spending time at your house on First Ave back in the...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Ron Lewis - Hoopeston , IL


Frances M. Long, 92, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 4:00 A.M. Saturday September 22, 2012 at the Hoopeston Community Memorial Nursing Home. She was born March 17, 1920, in Rankin, IL, the daughter of Gustav and Bertha (Brenner) Seidel. She married Joseph I. Long on April 27, 1941, in Rankin, IL. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by: two sons, Thomas R. (Doris) Long Sr. of St. Joseph, IL and Roger J. (Mary) Long of Woodstock, GA; one sister Marjorie (Myron) Feitsnans of Urbana, IL; one granddaughter, Lisa (Kevin) Sage of Ogden, IL and one grandson, Thomas (Cheryl) Long II of St. Joseph, IL; three great-grandchildren, Danielle Long, Rebecca Long and Olivia Sage; three step great-grandchildren, Janssen, Johannah and Michael Sage and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 sisters, Helen Fredrick, Ottillie Gibbons, Bertha Bloomstrand, Lucille Klein and Gertrude Seidel and 2 brothers, Gus Seidel and Kenneth Seidel.
Mrs. Long worked at Eastern Illinois Phone Company, which later became Altel Phone Company, until her retirement in 1983. She was a member of the Hoopeston United Methodist Church, where she was very active including serving on the church board. She was also a 50 year member of the Eastern Star #448 and a member of Women Making A Difference. Frances enjoyed volunteering at the Hoopeston Community Memorial Nursing Home and gardening, especially growing her award winning tomatoes.