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Marsha Kay (Syphers) Long

May 18, 1947 — November 1, 2022


Marsha Kay Long, 75, of Heath, Ohio passed away at 7:05 PM, Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at Riverside Landing Skilled Nursing Facility in McConnelsville with her family by her side.

She was born on Sunday, May 18, 1947 in Zanesville, the eldest daughter of the late Doris Ray and Mary Alice (nee: Whitehead) Syphers.

Marsha was retired from Owens-Corning in Newark where she worked as an accountant.  She was a master gardener and she took pride in growing the finest flowers and vegetables.  Marsha loved animals but most of all, she loved her family dearly and enjoyed caring for them.  She was a member of First Hope United Methodist Church in Crooksville.

Left behind to mourn her passing is her beloved husband of 55 years, John Long whom she married on April 29, 1967; her children, Cinda and Mike Harrold and Derek Long; her grandchildren, Jacob Long (Melody), Jessica Long, Marissa Harrold, Sophie Harrold, Vanessa Harrold and Samantha Harrold; her great granddaughter, Cameron Long and her siblings, Debbie Syphers-Allen, Sandy (Jim) Kelly and Bruce (Debra) Syphers.

She was preceded to Heaven by her parents and her granddaughter, Melanie Harrold.

Family and friends will be received 3-7 PM, Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Goebel Funeral Home, 36 N. Buckeye St., Crooksville.  Marsha will be laid to rest next to her parents on Monday, November 7 at Crooksville Cemetery.

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Saturday, November 5, 2022

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Goebel Funeral Home & Cremation Services

36 North Buckeye Street, Crooksville, OH 43731

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