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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lillian A. Longfellow (July 28, 2012)

Lillian A. Longfellow, age 84, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday July 28, 2012 at 1:10 PM at her residence. She was born on January 21, 1928 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Robert & Doris (Cole) Altick.

She is survived by her daughters, Steffanie Baker of Greenville, Linda McCullough of McKinney, Texas, Cathy Dotson of Greenville, and Teressa McGuire of Greenville; 12 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; beloved little dog, Mr. Dickens; special niece and nephew in law, Denise & Larry O’Dell of Greenville; special friend, Mike Acker of Greenville; sister in law, Kay (Ed) Curry of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Longie” Longfellow Jr., whom she married on August 7, 1970; daughter, Louise Nan Payne; son, Larry Longfellow; brothers, Buster, Bill and Jim; sisters, Sarah and Pat.

Lillian was retired from Eikenberry’s South town as the Produce Manager and also worked at the Elks as a bartender. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 140, Greenville Eagles Auxiliary, lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, and enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casino.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Chaplain John Nunnally officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, July 30, 2012 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home. The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a Lodge of Sorrow on Monday evening at 7:45 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice or Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through