95th birthday: Ruth I. Long

WAPAKONETA — Ruth Long is celebrating her 95th birthday. A card shower would be appreciated, to Ruth at 9 Defiance Commons Dr., Unit B; Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895.

Long was born July 16, 1926, in Veedersburg, Indiana, to Charles and Lela Odle. On Aug. 23, 1945, she married Harry (Gene) Long, and he died Dec. 2, 2003.

She has five children, Kitty (Bud) Buchanan, of Wapakoneta; Terry Long, of Ft. Myers, Florida; Bill (Michele) Long of Delphos; Ruth (Kent) Fout of The Villages, Florida and Sandra Bingaman of Cridersville. Long has 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Cheryl, her husband James Luttrell, and a grandson, Jeffery Bingaman, are deceased.

Ruth worked at Artcraft in Lima and retired from working as an occasional worker for American Greetings Corporation.


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