For several years Mary was treasurer of Rural Freedom, Inc.
A devout Christian, Mary gave much time to church activities and had been pianist at the Shelby Church of Christ for many years. Bowling was among her favorite recreations and she was a member of the Shelby Women's bowling league.
Born August 10, 1910 at Lebanon, Ind., Mary came to the Range Line community when a small child, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Osburn. She attended the Range Line Presbyterian church and the Hebron schools. After graduation from high school, she studied at Ball State Teachers' College at Muncie. On Sept. 28, 1928, she married Hubert Long.
For the past three years Mary had suffered serious sieges of asthma and was hospitalized at Gary Methodist when death came. Her daughter, Mrs. Jack (Barbara) Quivey, an occupational therapist at Hines Veterans' hospital, Maywood, Ill., was at her bedside.
Surviving with her parents and daughter are two brothers, Chester of Valparaiso and Melvin of Hebron.
Memorial services will be held in the Sheets Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, with the Rev. O.J. McMullen, pastor of the Range Line church, officiating. Interment will be made in Orchard Grove cemetery, with K.A. Sheets in charge.
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