Margaret Long Messenger - 89
11/2/1924 - 6/10/2014
Margaret A. (Long) Messenger, 89, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday June 10th, 2014. Margaret was born on Nov. 3rd, 1924 in Raywick, Kentucky to her parents Bernard and Mary (Rumpkin) Mitchell. Margaret married Harold “Tuffy” Long on Feb. 7th, 1948 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Oregon, IL. They were married for 39 years until Tuffy’s death on July 2nd, 1987. Margaret married William Messenger on Jan. 17th, 2004 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Oregon, Il. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Catholic Daughters. She loved her God and her church with all her being.
Survivors include sons, Mike (Patti) Long of Oregon, Harold (Pam) Long of Sanibel, FL, and Ed Long of Oregon; daughter, Joan (Leonard) Wiggins of Searcy, AR; 5 Granddaughters, 3 Grandsons, 8 Great Granddaughters, and 4 Great Grandsons.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Harold “Tuffy” Long, father, Bernard Mitchell, mother, Mary Mitchell, step-mother, Margaret Mitchell, brother, Bud Mitchell, and her grandson, Jeffrey Rauch.
Christian funeral mass will be held on Friday June 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon with Father Joseph Naill, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:00-8:00 PM, with rosary recitation at 7:45 PM, in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th St., Oregon. Memorial established for The Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL.
Thursday from 5:00-8:00 PM with rosary at 7:45 PM at FHG
Friday 10:00 AM Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church, OregonView Margaret Long Messenger's Guestbook