Monday, August 15, 2016

Anne D. (Knapp) Long (August 12, 2016)

Anne D. (Knapp) Long, age 75, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 2:31 P.M. on Friday, August 12, 2016, at Kindred Hospital in Dayton. Anne was born September 2, 1940, in Watertown, New York, to the late Arthur & Alza (Allen) Knapp.

Anne is survived by her husband, Joyce L. Long whom she married November 26, 1959; daughter & son-in-law, Sandra & Jim Cole of Dillsboro, Indiana; son & daughter-in-law, Aaron & Jodi Long of Troy, grandchildren, Courtney Long, Brandon & Ashley Shellabarger, Jeremy Shellabarger, Whitney Dodd & fiancé, Chad Dross, Madelynn Long and Gabriel Long; 9 great-grandchildren; niece, Betsy Ballinger of Vermont; cousin, Leland Bellinger of Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Anne was also preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Joyce Long; brothers, William, Allen, Arthur, John, Carl and Jerry Knapp; and sisters, Helen Fitzgerald and Mary Merrill.

Anne retired from Wayne HealthCare in Greenville where she was a switchboard operator for 28 ½ years. Anne was a member of the First Congregational Christian Church in Greenville and volunteered for the Darke County Board of Elections.

A celebration of Anne’s life will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at the First Congregational Christian Church 115 West Fifth Street Greenville with Rev. Elwood Stuart officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Christian Church in Greenville. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through