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Vera L. Long

Birth Date: March 12, 1934
Death Date: March 10, 2017

Vera L. Long, 82, of Boody, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, in her residence, with her family by her side.
Vera was born March 12, 1934, to Richard V. and Mary L. (Enlow) Hadley. She married Dale A. Long on November 22, 1953. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family.
She is survived by five daughters; Pamela Long, Ellen Stepney, Sandra (Mike) Peoples, Deb (Ted) Peoples and Linda Swartz; three sisters, Doris Pollard, Lorain (Donald) Sheets and Frances Bodine; three grandchildren, Jennifer Long, Joseph Peoples and Shardeè (LeAlvin) Pugh; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers, two sisters and one grandson, Michael Peoples.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Vera Long will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2017, at Graceland /Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home before the service. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Shriners Children’s Hospital.
The family of Vera Lee Long is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at .

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Funeral Service
March 13, 2017
11:00 am
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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March 13, 2017
10:00 am
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Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Dear Pam, Ellen, Sandy, Deb and Linda,
    I'm so sorry to hear of Aunt Vera's passing. Please know that even if we don't make it tomorrow, that your family from Springfield is lifting you up in prayer. Just remember she's not far, she's just in another room.

    Mike, Kathy (Ryder), Amy and Drew Hullmann​

  2. Dear Deb, Ted and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We know how hard it is when you lose your parent. Prayers for comfort and peace.
    Love & Friendship
    Jerry & Gloria Blackwell

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