HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Elaine Dawn Long, 71, of Hermitage, formerly of Greenville, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, in Sharon Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Long was born March 19, 1949, in Greenville, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Harry and Eleanor (Finney) Thompson.
She was a 1967 graduate of Reynolds High School and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Thiel College, Greenville.
Prior to earning her bachelor’s degree, Elaine was employed in the bakery department of the former Bi-Lo Foods, Greenville. Later, she worked as a respiratory therapist for more than 20 years at Meadville Medical Center, retiring in 2014.
Elaine was an active member of Miracle Valley Church, Hermitage and enjoyed attending its women’s study group.
Her life revolved around her children, grandchildren and the Lord. Elaine faithfully read her Bible and at one time taught Sunday school, VBS and Pioneer Girls. For many years she was a leader in the Christian organization Aglow International. She also enjoyed cooking and baking.
She is survived by her husband, Bruce Long, whom she married April 6, 1996; a daughter, Melody Augustson and her husband, Shawn, of Columbus, Ohio; a son, Wayne Farver and his wife, Trisha, of Cincinnati, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Megan John and her husband, Travis, of Greenville and Bonnie Studor and her husband, Rob, of Hermitage; ten grandchildren, Andrew, Luc, Tyler, Rachel, Nyla, Maverick, Quinn, Mila, Alaina and Macey and two brothers, Eric Thompson and his wife, Donna, of Lacon, Illinois and Kevin Thompson of Meadville.
Service date will be Saturday, September 26 at 12:30 p.m. at Miracle Valley Church Hermitage.
Arrangements are being handled by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
A television tribute will air Sunday, September 6, at the following approximate times: 8:58 a.m. on WKBN and 7:58 p.m. on FOX.
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