ADA — Eleanor M. Long, 73, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 8:30 a.m., at her residence in Ada. Eleanor was born on Feb. 6, 1941, in Harrod, to Ralph E. and Elva (Keith) Anspach, and they preceded her in death. On Aug. 23, 1959, she married James M. “Jim” Long and he survives in Ada.

Eleanor was a farm wife. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, LaFayette, where she was a member of the Altar Guild. She was a member of the Lima Garden Club where she was the regional director. She was a member of the Farm Bureau Council #27 for over 50 years. She was also a member of the Friends Club.

Eleanor was a participant and supporter of the Allen County Fair. She was a member of the Millstream Rose Society of Findlay and was a flower judge all over the state of Ohio. She enjoyed traveling, including trips to Alaska and Australia. She also enjoyed camping, shopping, flower design and judging.

Surviving are two daughters, Judy E. (Sharon Huber) Long, of Dublin, and Diane L. (Dee Fuerst) Long, of Columbus; two granddaughters, Mariah and Abby; a brother, Robert (Pam) Anspach, of Piqua; a sister, Elsie (Jim) Kantner, of Wapakoneta; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Ada. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, April 15, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, and until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Fund and/or Putnam County Hospice.

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