Arlene Mae Long

Arlene M. (Strauch) Long, 82, of West Terre Haute formerly of Clay City, passed away on December 15, 2015 at Union Hospital with her family by her side.

Arlene was born May 3, 1933 in Brazil the daughter of the late Ross and Ruth (Kolhenburg) Strauch. She graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1951. Arlene had worked at Columbia Records in the Press and Label Room. More recently, until her retirement in 2003 she worked as a cook at Cloverleaf Health Care. Arlene married the love of her life Charles F. Long on December 16, 1955. He preceded her in death on January 23, 2001.

She was a member of First United Church of Christ in Clay City and Bowling Green Order of Eastern Star Chapter # 304. Arlene enjoyed playing cards, knitting, sewing, and bowling. Her greatest pride was spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Herman Strauch; 2 step mothers, Esther and Beulah Strauch; several aunts, uncles, and in laws.

Arlene is survived by her two daughters, Charlene S. Long, who lived with her and was her caregiver, and Anita K. Whitesell (Kenneth); 3 granddaughters, Brooklyn Zigler (Brian), Heather Whitesell, Jessie Whitesell; 3 great granddaughters, Ainsleigh, Tinleigh, and Brinleigh Zigler; sister in law, Lucy Strauch, Nora Loudermilk (Dale); brother in laws, Robert Long, Donald Long (Margaret); special cousin, Kenneth Hauser (Eleanor); as well as many extended family and friends.

Services will be Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 2pm at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Bridgewater officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peters Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 4pm until 8pm and Saturday at 12pm until time of service at the funeral home. The Eastern Star service will be Friday at 7pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, 911 East 86th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240, or American Heart Association, Regional Office 6500 Technology Dr. Ste 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278.

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