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“Always remembered living in Donnellson and playing Bridge with Florence and Glenwood. Some people always remain in the heart. ”
1 of 26 | Posted by: Jeanne Mott - Baltimore, MD

“Mrs. Long was my first teacher--I was in kindergarden with Miriam. I don't think one ever forgets their first teacher but she was very special. I am...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Joyce Boyer Harness - Columbia, TN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Long family at this sad time. Mrs. Long lived her life abundantly and will be remembered as a person who...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Gretchen K Bush - Morrison, IL

“For many years, Florence and I served on Iowa Grand Chapter's Educational Board, awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships to aspiring clergy. ...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Steve Palmquist - Lakeville, MN

“When Asa was in 6th Grade at Central, Florence Long, with the true command and elegance of a life-long leader in her community, was the wonderful...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Joan Crowe - Donnellson, IA

“Dear Michele and The Long Family, My recollections of Florence goes back to 1979-80 as she retired from being the Iowa ALA Department President, and...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Alma Meyer - Calmar, IA

“Sending our sympathy in your time of sorrow. Florence and Glenwood served our communities in numerous ways with their many skills and talents. They...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Bonnie Randolph - Donnellson, IA

“Dear Miriam, We send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Your parents were always the most pleasant people and so supportive of The...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Angie Budnik - Donnellson, IA

“As another Past Grand Electa, she shared "love one another" in her life. Our sympathy is with her family. ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Joan Jones - Bettendorf, IA

“Sending our sincerest condolences on the passing of Florence. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Harold McBroom Unit 635 of the ALA - IA

“My sympathy I extend to the family. Now she and Glenwood are together again, both in the loving arms of Our Savior. My you find peace and comfort...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Elsie Roth - Fort Madison, IA

“We had the pleasure of knowing Florence through Eastern Star. She was a true lady and her service on the Educational Board was greatly appreciated. ...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy and Larry Niday - Knoxville, IA

“Florence made an impression on me the very first time I met her. She was an inspiration and mentor. Florence will be greatly missed. She reminded...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Bryan - Swisher, IA

“Growing up just down the bock from Florence an Glenwood was the best. With Mike and Miriam being the big kids to look up to and to try to follow...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Dave Lowenberg - Donnellson, IA

“We are sending thoughts and prayers to your family Michele. Your grandma was a one of kind lady. Loved her smile! I will never forget riding on a...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Lin and Don Rasmussen, Ivalou Huling - IA

“Florence was a great lady, always with a smile on her face and a positive note in her voice. She was my Girls State counselor many,many years ago and...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Wendy Riggle - La Porte City, IA

“Florence was a great lady and we will miss her guidance. You have my deepest sympathy. ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: Cindy Meyer - Edgewood, IA

“The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Oklahoma sends the condolences to the family of Florence Long. We are so sorry for your loss. Brenda...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Brenda Harvey - Muskogee, OK

“Florence was a great mentor to me. She was always gave good sound advice. She was very knowledgeable & in a very kind way let you know the proper...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Linda Sue Mullen - Keokuk, IA

“In 2007-2008 I served as 9th District President of the American Legion Auxiliary the same year that Florence's Granddaughter, Michelle, served as her...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Pam Clark - Moville, IA - friend

“Florence was a beautiful, intelligent, loving and caring woman who did so much for so many. I looked up to her nearly my entire American Legion...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Tammy Wright - Swisher, IA

“Florence was a classy lady! Meeting Florence and Glenwood through Eastern Star was a such a special time in my life. As I prepared to assume the...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Sue Van Ryswyk - Carlisle, IA

“Your mother was a wonderful lady always willing to go the extra mile in her teaching and building friendships. May the Lord give you peace and...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Ann Burns - Farmington

“Mrs. Long was my kindergarten teacher in Donnellson in the 70s. She took care of me and taught me a lot of important things at the beginning of my...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Kim (Klesner) Cook - West Point, IA

“When I heard of Florence's death, so many warm and, yes, sometimes funny memories rushed into my mind. These memories came from the American Legion...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: LuAnn Dvorak - Iowa City, IA

“I am so sorry to hear of Florence's passing. I had the opportunity to serve with Florence for many years on the Iowa Girls State Staff. I have many...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Meribeth Haynes - Urbandale, IA


Florence Lucille Schlicher Long, 92, of Riverview Hills Village in Keokuk, Iowa, formerly of Donnellson, Iowa passed away Monday, April 20, 2015 at 3:45 p.m. Born October 22, 1922 in Donnellson, Iowa, the daughter of Benedict Michael and Emma (Weber) Schlicher.

She was married in Seattle, Washington, June 10, 1945 to Glenwood H. J. Long. She is survived by one son Michael (Lee Ann) Long of Macomb, Illinois, daughter, Miriam (David) Grimes of Keokuk, Iowa, granddaughters, Michele Long, of Macomb, Melissa Long, of Hannibal, Missouri, Jennifer (Steve) Grimes Wright, of Greenfield, Wisconsin, and Kristin Grimes, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; great grandsons, Elijah, Silas, Ezekiel, and Malachi Wright, of Greenfield, Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her husband Glenwood and her parents Ben and Emma Schlicher, daughter Muriel Rae Long, and granddaughter Erica Grimes.

Florence graduated from Donnellson, high school in 1940, received her teaching certificate from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls Ia.. She began her teaching career in Eddyville Ia in 1942, taught in Bloomfield, Ia and Ft Madison Ia before moving to Seattle, Washington when Glenwood was due to return stateside from duty in the Pacific. They were married and returned to Iowa as soon as he was discharged from the U. S. Navy. She then began a 40 year teaching career in Donnellson, teaching first Kindergarten in 1953 and later second grade until 1994, retiring at age 71. She loved teaching and remarked that retiring was a very sad day of her life. While teaching she received her Bachelors degree from Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt Pleasant, Ia and her Masters degree from Western Ill University, Macomb, Il. 1968.

She was a 66 year member of Artaban Chapter #483 Order of Easter Star serving as Worthy Matron 1960,1999. And 2000, and also held State office in 2001.

Florence was a tireless member of American Legion Auxiliary Gillaspey-Moodie Unit 474 since 1946, unit president 3 times; district president; Iowa Department President in 1978, and National Central Division vice-president in 1994. She held many other state offices as well as 15 years as a Girls State Counselor, which was an American Legion Auxiliary program she always proudly supported.

Cremation rites have been accorded with a private family memorial service, and burial of cremains at the Evangelical Cemetery in Donnellson. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Iowa Legion Auxiliary Girls State Merit Scholarship. Memorials may be mailed to the family at Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home, P.O Box 56, Donnellson, Iowa, 52625

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneral home.com. Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.