Dorothy Long

Jerseyville |

Dorothy L. Neumann Long, 92, passed away at 1:30 pm on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville.

She was born on September 23, 1918 in Jersey County, IL, the daughter of William M. and Edith Mae (Medford) Thompson

Dorothy married Edward T. Neumann on March 14, 1937 at Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto and they were very active in the church, the community and loved dancing. He passed away on May 2, 1978. She married Henry L. Long on September 6, 1981.  She and Henry were married in the chapel at Zion by Pastor Liefer and enjoyed traveling and snowbirding first in Arizona and then in Florida.  He passed away on March 9, 2005.

She was a bookkeeper for CB & W Transport in South Roxana retiring in 1980. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto and one of the charter members of the Zion Ladies Aid.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Gene Helmkamp of Bethalto; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary & Shari Neumann of Glen Carbon; grandchildren and their spouses, Todd Helmkamp of Bethalto, Michael and Randi Helmkamp of Moro, Wendy and Max Jones of Alton, E8 Scott and Rebecca Neumann stationed with the Navy in Japan and Misty Neumann of Wood River; eleven great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, her siblings, Uretta (Grace) Bond, Herschel Thompson and Opal Robinson, her in-laws, Tobias and Mary Neumann which were like parents to her.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 9:30 am until service time at 11:00 am Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto with Pastor Mark Hofferber officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church United in Mission.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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