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Memorial Service

Burns Catholic Cemetery
Sunday August 23rd, 2020

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Hattie Opal Long

Hattie’s life began on December 6, 1916, the daughter of Ralph and Mattie (Meade) Ullum in Potwin, Kansas. She graduated from Potwin High, Class of 1936. She married Elvin C. Long on July 6, 1938, in El Dorado, Kansas. She was a farm wife and worked 16 years at Wheat State Manor as a dietary aide. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Potwin where she taught Sunday School and was also the Sunday School Superintendent. Clubs included the Golden Age Club, Pinnocle Club and she appreciated going to Christian Women’s Fellowship. Hattie loved her flower garden, her dog, Daisy and enjoyed playing pitch. After their husbands passed away, Jessie Bayes and Hattie had a great time traveling all over the United States.  At 102 years of age she went to her first Kansas University Basketball Game where she also met Coach Bill Self.

Her loving family includes her son, Lonnie W. Long of Andover, Kansas; daughter, Lavon Tetrick of El Dorado; sister, Virginia McClurg of El Dorado; Seven grandchildren, Geoffrey Long (Cheryl), Tracy Long Sikora, Dan Ravenscraft, Lora Ravenscraft, Christine Melugin (Monty), Kelly Tetrick (Mandy), and Michelle Frye; 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elvin in 1981; infant son, Monty Joe Long; son, Lamont Long; daughter and son-in-law Linda and Jerry Ravenscraft; daughter-in-law, Norma Long; son-in-law, Gene Tetrick; brothers, Ralph and Roy Ullum; sisters, Ivene Ford, Florence Potts, Gladys Stites and Hazel Parsons. Hattie passed away peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2020, at the age of 103 years old.

A private family graveside service was held on April 1, 2020 at McGill Cemetery. The Memorial Service will take place on Sunday, August 23, 2020, 3:00 PM at Potwin Christian Church. 

Contributions in her name may be directed to the First Christian Church of Potwin, in care of Lamb Funeral Home, PO Box 358, Whitewater, Kansas 67154. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Hattie at www.ymzfh.com

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We appreciated the neighborliness of Hattie in Potwin and knowing her here at Wheat State Manor. She told me that she loved Jesus. Our sympathy to and prayers for Lonnie and Lavon, their families and her extended family members.
In Christ, Chaplain Mike and Marilyn Longden

Mike and Marilyn Longden Apr 13 2020 12:00 AM

Love you Hattie!
I'm thankful you were in my life

Monica Farrar Apr 1 2020 12:00 AM

Oh my Hattie! You will truly be missed sweet lady! I will cherish every moment I got with you!

Janae Apr 1 2020 12:00 AM

Hattie was one of the first residents I met at Wheat State Manor as a student doing my clinicals. She kept us on her schedule and made sure we knew that she loved us. I will never forget introducing her to my dad's dog, Samson. While I was working there, she would ask about him and when he would come visit again. Sorry I never got to bring him to say goodbye Hattie, I will never ever forget you! By, cracky, love you always...

Samantha S Apr 1 2020 12:00 AM

In Sunday School we would frequently sing " I come to the garden alone". After 55+ years that song is still one of my favorites. That song has ca rried me through many trying times throughout my life. How special that she now gets to walk and talk with Jesus in the garden. Thank you Hattie for teaching me about God.

Donna McLaughlin Thiessen Apr 1 2020 12:00 AM

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