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Helen L. Long

Helen L. Long Helen Louise (Robinson) Long, age 90, of Manhattan, died June 22, 2013, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan.

She was born July 26, 1922, in Tescott, Kansas, the daughter of Roscoe John and Mabel Anne (Hobrock) Robinson, and had been a Manhattan resident since 1984.

Helen attended Tescott and Ada Grade schools, and graduated from Ada Rural High School, Tescott and Ada, KS. She worked for a year by taking the Normal Training Course at Miltonvale Wesleyan Academy in Miltonvale, KS. In the fall of 1946 she started her Library Science degree at Emporia State College, emporia, KS, and graduated in May 1949 with a A.B. degree and a B.S. degree in Education and Library Science.

She taught for four years in rural schools in Osborne County, KS; served as Reference Librarian, North Central College, Naperville, IL; Library Assistant, Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown, MD; School Librarian, St. James School, St. James, MD; Cataloger, Washington County Hospital Patient’s Library; Church Librarian, St. Paul’s Methodist (now John Wesley United Methodist Church), Hagerstown, MD; Cataloger, Franklin County Library System, Chambersburg and Greencastle, MD; School Librarian, Washington County Board of Education, Clear Spring, Hagerstown and Williamsport, MD; and Reference Librarian, Hagerstown Junior College (now HCC) Hagerstown, MD. Due to her husband Jim’s illness and blindness, she retired from the Washington County School system and from her voluntary librarian positions.

She was married to James Walling Long, Jr., on September 2, 1954, in the Osborne Methodist Church, Osborne, Kansas. He preceded her in death on December 11, 1983.

Survivors include her three siblings: Robert Robinson of Manhattan, Doris Compton of Marysville, KS and Frances Kinsinger of St. George, Utah.

Cremation is planned with memorial services to be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Glenn Fogo officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date in the Riverview Cemetery in Williamsport, MD.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Manhattan Christian College. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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