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Funeral services for Martin S. Long, 72, Lecompton, will be at 10 am Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with Pastor Howard Sudduth officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Martin died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 29, 1943, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Robert W. Long Sr. and Lydia J. Hunter Long. He attended schools in Mound City, Kan. He worked for the University of Kansas in the Facilities & Operations department for 15 years, before becoming employed by the State of Kansas for six years, where he helped construct the campgrounds and roads in Clinton State Park. He later worked in maintenance at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, where he retired in 1995 after 14 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, and mechanical work. He was a member of University Community of Christ Church.

He married Joanna J. Harrell on Jan. 18, 1963, in Lawrence. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two daughters, Milissa Rowell and husband Gareth, Clever, Mo., and Elizabeth Long and husband Robert Smith, Mayetta, Kan.; four siblings, Elaine Long, Lee's Summit, Mo., Kenneth Long and wife Marlene, San Antonio, Tex., Gerald Long and wife Norma, Florence, Ariz., and Leora Johnsen, Citrus Heights, Calif; and four grandchildren, Andrew and Mhari Rowell, and Cody and Corey Smith, He was preceded in death by his parents, and three siblings, Robert W. Long Jr., Donna Sprowls, and Sylvia Habayeb.

Friends may call from 9 am to 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6-7 pm. The family suggests memorial contributions to Audio Reader, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 22, 2016.
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