Mary Ann Long


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Posted Online: Jan. 08, 2013, 5:41 pm
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Mary Ann Long, 90, of St. Augustine, Fla., formerly of Orion, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in St. Augustine.
A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating her life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Mary, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 1402 10th St., Orion. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will follow at Western Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice or to Western Township Cemetery. Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Orion, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mary Ann was born on Dec. 22, 1922, in Orion, the daughter of John A. and Martha M. Pobanz Long. She graduated from Orion High School in 1940. In 1943, at the age of 20, she worked for the State Bank of Orion, now Bank Orion, in her words "hanging around" for 55 years, retiring in 1998 as vice president. She was a member of Mary, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church.
Survivors include her nephews, James (Vicki) Geiger, Austin, Texas, John (Cathy) Geiger, St. Augustine, Bill (Tamey) Johnson, Orion, Gerald (Jennifer) Johnson, Orion, Steve (Deena) Johnson, Orion; niece, Julie (Rick) Nelson, Chapin, S.C.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dale; sisters, Jean Geiger and Frances Johnson.












 



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