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Letha Ilene Long

Monday, July 7, 2008

May 16, 1934 - July 6, 2008

WAUNETA -- Letha Ilene Long of Wauneta died Sunday July 6, 2008, at Heritage of Wauneta. She was 74 years old.

Letha was born, May 16, 1934, to Ernest and Ruby Anita (Hays) Dizmang at Benkelman She attended a school for the blind in eastern Nebraska.

She married Clyde George Long in Greeley, Colo., on Oct. 14, 1955. They had two children, Jerry and Marilyn.

Letha loved her family, church and socializing with friends. She knitted and learned how to work the rug loom and to quilt. She played the piano and accordion and loved music of all kinds. Her gentle soul was a blessing to many and she had a special way with animals.

She has been a long-time resident of Heritage of Wauneta.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors include, a son, Jerry Lee Long and wife, Chris of Florida; a daughter, Marilyn Wilson and husband, Terry of Indianola; four brothers, Harlan Dizmang and wife, Renee of Plainville, Texas, Dale Dizmang of Fort Lupton, Colo., Harold Dizmang and wife, Carol of Wauneta and John Dizmang of Imperial; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. MST (11 a.m. CST) at Southwest Nebraska Holiness Church (formerly called Eden Missionary Church) south of Wauneta on 724 Road with Rev. Lloyd Bley officiating. Inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery at Wauneta following the service.

Memorials are being accepted in her memory and may be left at the funeral home or at the church the day of the service. There is no public visitation.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.