Marcella J. Long

April 15, 1940 - June 17, 2011

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Marcella Jean Long, 71, of Albion and formerly of Kendallville died Friday, June 17, 2011, in Northridge Village in Albion.

She graduated from Kendallville High School. She received a masterís degree in social work and counseling. She was a Professor and head of the Social Work Department at St. Francis College in Fort Wayne. She has been a minister for the last 25 years.

She was born April 15, 1940, in Noble County to Edgar Ray and Mae Leona (Addis) Long. On July 1, 1984, in Noble County she married Charles Max Hoover. He preceded her in death on April 27, 2005.

Surviving are two daughters, Julie (Michael) Hobbs of Ooltewah, Tennessee and Kristin (Andrew) Hampshire of Kendallville; a stepson, Lucas Hawkens of Kendallville; three stepdaughters, Margaret Pasko of Huntington, Beth Hanlon of Indianapolis, and Phyllis Aurenheimer of Phoenix, Arizona; 12 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; her mother, Mae Long of Kendallville; a sister, Sharon (Daryl) Bell of Kendallville and a brother, Edgar (Sherri) Long of LaOtto.

She was also preceded in death by her father and a sister, Sandra Lee Long.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 20, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. in the Wayne Center United Methodist Church with Rev. Sherri Long officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.

Calling is Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the church.

Preferred memorials are to the Wayne Center United Methodist Church.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is in charge of arrangements.

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Cynthia Rensberger
June 20th, 2011 8:47pm
Kendallville, Indiana

I remember your Mother's pretty smiling face and her optimism. She accomplished quite a bit in her lifetime. I was proud of you. I also remember the Ball we dressed up for and attended in Fort Wayne and stayed up for breakfast. Big night. Love, Cindy Rensberger

Linda Young
June 20th, 2011 12:16pm
kendallville in

Julie and family, We are sorry to hear of the passing of Marcella. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Linda and Pete

Marty and Linda Quick
June 19th, 2011 9:33pm
Angola, IN

Marcella was a wonderful encourager and counselor many years ago when our family was going through a difficult time. We knew we could count on her for godly wisdom and spiritual support.

June 19th, 2011 4:21pm

Dear Sharon, Daryl, Eddie and Sherri, Julie, Kritin and Families: We are so sorry that we will not be here to attend the service for Marcella. We are in Hamilton, OH, all this week with the youth from our church who are doing a VBS for a small church there. I, Carijane, and cooking for them all week and Bob works with them on projects around the church. Our hearts ache with you at the loss of your sister and mother. I have fond memories of Marcella when we worked together with the youth program at Wayne Center and sang together in a trio along with Carol Weber. We trust that God will comfort you all. She is at peace with her Lord now. In Jesus' love, Bob and Carijane Farmer