Elizabeth A. Betty Long

Elizabeth A. Betty Long

September 18, 1930 - November 17, 2022

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Long, 92, of Burlington and formerly of Lockridge, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington.

Betty was born on September 18, 1930, at home in Benton Township, the daughter of Edward Nelson and Ruth Alfrida (Youngberg) Moyers. Betty attended Fairview Benton Country School and graduated from Mediapolis Community High School. She was united in marriage to Arthur O. Long on October 4, 1953, at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Burlington. He preceded her in death on December 4, 1990. Betty worked for Drake Hardware, Iowa Army Ammunition Plant and was a waitress at the Fairfield Sale Barn. She was a member of the First Augustana Lutheran Church in Lockridge.

Betty is survived by her children, Skip Long of Mt. Pleasant, Andy (Janet) Long of Lockridge, Allice (Wendell) Smith of Burlington, Margaret Wagner of Sperry, and Juanita Phipps (Dean Vantiger) of Yarmouth, 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters, Ethel Moyers, Caroline Bailey, Mabel Haines, two brothers, Lloyd Moyers and Doyle Moyers and a son-in-law, Butch Wagner.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant with Rev. Dean Graber officiating. Burial will follow in the Center Cemetery rural Wayland. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Murphy Funeral Home where the family will be present from 4 to 7 p.m. that evening. A memorial has been established in her memory.

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