Laurabelle L. Long, 93, formerly of Harrisville died at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Orchard Manor, Grove City where she resided.
A daughter of Alfred W. and Aline N. Dickson Brandon she was born in Harrisville on August 11, 1920. She was a 1939 graduate of Harrisville High School.
A homemaker, Mrs. Long was a member of the Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Grove City Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Grove City Chapter, Harrisville American Legion Auxiliary, and the Grove City Women's Bowling League.
During the time her husband was serving in the Navy, she operated a dress shop in Harrisville. For many years she wrote the Harrisville News for the Butler Eagle. She was interested in local history and was preparing a history of Harrisville. She also enjoyed reading and working on crafts.
On May 29, 1939 she married Clyde H. Long, he died July 24, 2004.
Surviving are two daughters Martha Stoke and her husband Virgil of Sharon and Nora E. Fisher of Kent, WA, 9 grandchildren, over 20 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 sisters Annie M. Reilly of Buffalo, NY and Earla J. Hinds of Grove City; 4 brothers Lewis D. Brandon of Slippery Rock, Harold L. Brandon of Bonita Springs, FL, Alfred D. Brandon of Grove City and Donald A. Brandon of Norristown, AZ.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter Mary Sue Kennedy, a sister Mary Weidenhofer, and two brothers Robert and Everett Brandon.
Friends will be received in the Jamison Funeral Home, 117 N. Main St., Harrisville from 4-7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Peter J. Puliatti, pastor of the Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church officiating.
Interment will follow in Prairie Cemetery.
Memorial donations if desired may be sent to Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, PO Box 59, Harrisville, PA 16038.