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Obituaries

Margaret A. Messenger

OREGON – Margaret A. Long Messenger, 89, of Oregon, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Margaret was born Nov. 3, 1924, in Raywick, Kentucky, to her parents, Bernard and Mary (Rumpkin) Mitchell. Margaret married Harold “Tuffy” Long on Feb. 7, 1948, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Oregon. They were married for 39 years until Tuffy’s death on July 2, 1987. Margaret married William Messenger on Jan. 17, 2004, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Oregon. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and Catholic Daughters. She loved her God and her church with all her being. 

Survivors include three sons, Mike (Patti) Long of Oregon, Harold (Pam) Long of Sanibel, Florida, and Ed Long of Oregon; one daughter, Joan (Leonard) Wiggins of Searcy, Arkansas; five granddaughters; three grandsons; eight great-granddaughters; and four great-grandsons. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Tuffy” Long; her father, Bernard Mitchell; her mother, Mary Mitchell; her stepmother, Margaret Mitchell; her brother, Bud Mitchell; and her grandson, Jeffrey Rauch. 

Visitaiton will be from 5 to 8 p.m., with the rosary recited at 7:45 p.m., Thursday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon. A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Oregon, with the Rev. Joseph Naill, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Oregon.

A memorial has been established to Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.

Visit farrellhollandgale.com to send condolences.

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