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Obituary for Maxine C. Long
Maxine Celina Long, 95 formerly of Iowa City, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Nov. 5, 2013 at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Kenneth J. Long, and celebrated 49 years of marriage before his passing in 1990. She was born in 1918 in Clyde, Kansas to the late Archille and Anna Morrissette. She was the 8th of 9 children. She met and married her husband Kenneth in Kansas City, Missouri, where she had her first son Ronnie. Upon her husband’s return from WWII they moved to Pueblo, Colorado where her second Rick and daughter Dovie were born. After several years they moved to Iowa where, after living in cities such as Corning, Burlington, Chariton, and Des Moines, they finally settled in Iowa City. She worked at Westinghouse Testing for 16 years until her retirement. She moved to the Lehigh Valley in 2005. Survivors: Son, Rick of Kihei, Hawaii, daughter Dovie and husband Ralph Valero of Catasauqua, grandchildren Tara Ouellette and her husband Rick of Catasauqua, Jonathan Valero and his wife Sheena of Germansville, Kim Hartzler of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Amos Long of St. Louis, Missouri, and Christa Graeve and her husband Dan of Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Great-grandchildren Tyler Cormier of Catasauqua, Jonny and Nolan Valero of Germansville, Benjamin, Libbey and Michael Hartzler of Waukesha, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her son Ronnie, husband Kenneth, sisters Eliza, Hazel, Fern and Freda, brothers Lloyd, Melvin, Ferial and Morris. I want to personally thank you mom for taking me on your journey with you through the good times, bad times, and joyous times. You taught me so much and introduced me to so many wonderful people I would not have met if it weren’t for you. God Bless you on your next journey with our Lord Jesus and all his Saints and Angels. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.