Thelma I. (Woodard) Long

Born: Thu., Jan. 18, 1923
Died: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 02, 2018
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Dec. 03, 2018
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

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Thelma I. Long 95, of Kokomo, passed away at 9:47 am Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Northwoods Village. Thelma was born, in Claiborne County, Tennessee, on January 18, 1923. to Marion and Ollie (Brooks) Woodard. Her marriage to James Edward Long was on June 5, 1943. He proceeded her in death on May 7, 2009.

Thelma was a homemaker but also had done in-home healthcare. She was a member of Honey Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Russiaville, and Colburn Road Baptist Church, Delphi.  She was very active being a pastor's wife. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, gardening and going to auctions.

Survivors include sons, Wayne Long (Elaine), Boyd Long (Pearl), David Long (Carolyn), and Rickey Long; daughter, Glenda Minton; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ruby Ellis and Mary Wimmer; and nieces, Margie Whittaker, Connie Weaver and Carolyn Snow. 

She was proceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Effie Brooks, Lealie Martin, Flossie Yeary, and Leslie Muncie; brothers, Elmer Woodard and Willard Woodard; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 am Monday, December 3, 2018, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main Street, Russiaville, with Pastor Cliff Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2pm – 4pm Sunday, December 2, 2018, also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to We Care of Kokomo. Online condolences may be made at

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A. Marie Casey, formerly of Marion
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
Offering my condolence to the family and friends of the Woodard & Long families. As you cherish the many fond memories of Mrs. Long, reflect on the time when aging, sickness & death will be conditions of the past! (Revelation 21:3,4; 1Corinthians 15: 26) This is what our loving God Jehovah has promised and Jesus Christ himself guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection. (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 26:19)
May God’s word & the prayers of many provide you the comfort to endure at this time & each day to come, as we await the fulfillment of his promises!

Marci Davis
   Posted Sat December 01, 2018
Thelma was always a joy to talk to. I am sure you all will miss her.

Evelyn, Karen and Cecil Bradford
   Posted Sun December 02, 2018
Thelma will always be held in our hearts as a wonderful fun lady. Miss her and Edward both. Hugs to all of you. Sorry we could not be in attendance today or tomorrow.