The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 5, 2013

Mildred A. Long, 92, Millmont


The Daily Item

— MILLMONT — Mildred Anna Long, 92, of 531 Millmont Road, entered into rest at  8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Rolling Hills Manor, Millmont, where she had been a guest for the past week.

She was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Lewisburg, the daughter of the late Dewey Roy and Minnie Gertrude (Bickel) Chamberlin. On June 10, 1941, she married Franklin Reamer Long who passed away on Feb. 18, 2005.

Mildred graduated from Laurelton High School.

She worked as a dietitian at the former Laurelton Center, retiring in 1968. She then assisted her husband with the operation of the family farm.

She was a life member of Lincoln Chapel United Methodist Church, where she served on the Pastor-Parish relation board and the food committee. She was a member of the West End Senior Center, a former member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and served on the Board of Elections for Hartleton Borough.  

Mildred enjoyed family gatherings, spending time with her grandchildren, little animals, and going on rides with family. She was a wonderful cook and was known for coconut cream pies.   

Surviving are four daughters and three sons-in-law, Barbara J. and Daniel G. Snyder, of Hartleton, Joan D. and Ronald E. Gemberling, of Lewisburg, Shirley M. Walter, of Millmont, Joyce E. and Marvin K. Walter, of Hartleton; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald R. and Kafy M. Long, of Hartleton; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, Kathy and Gary Romig, Fawn and Gary Libby, Ronald and Julie Gemberling, Brian and Karen Gemberling, Connie and JR Keister, David Knechel, Crystal and Alan Kaler, Douglas and Tonya Walter, Jason and Danielle Dressler, Rodney and Marcy Long, and Sandra and Shane Witmer; 28 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Betty Lou Rote, of Mifflinburg; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Cynthia Lloyd in 1989; a great-grandaughter; Desiree A. Knechel; and son-in-law, Marlin Walter.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Chapel United Methodist Church, Laurelton, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 with the Rev. Elizabeth R. Taylor, pastor of Mifflinburg United Methodist Church, officiating.

Interment will be in the Lincoln Chapel Cemetery.

If desired, contributions in Mildred’s memory may be made to Lincoln Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 156, Laurelton, PA 17835.

Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.