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Betty J. Long


Betty J. Long, 90, of Stanwood, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at UnityPoint-St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Stanwood Union Church with the Rev. Paul Uzel officiating. Burial will follow at the Stanwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence.
Betty was born on Aug. 20, 1928, to Wilbur and Mable Conrad in Tipton, Iowa. She married Ira (Mike) Long on June 2, 1952, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He died on March 10, 2009.
Betty taught school, mostly kindergarten, in the Lincoln and North Cedar school districts for 43 years. She retired in 1993 but continued to sub for 11 more years. Betty was involved with the Stanwood library and served on the board, served on the Stanwood City Council for two years, and was a member of Stanwood Union Church and served on many committees. She played bridge and thoroughly enjoyed the bridge ladies from Tipton. Betty belonged to a Thursday morning coffee group and enjoyed eating with friends every Monday night at Ditto's.
She is survived by her son, Michael (Michelle) of Lisbon; grandchildren, Lindsae (Steven) Long Herlocker and Nicholas Long; great-granddaughter, Adeline Herlocker; sister, Joyce Chiles of Coralville; and special friends, Marge Doser and Nancy Christiansen.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Don.
Please direct online condolences to www.chapmanfh.com.