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George Gregory Long

December 15, 1947 ~ March 28, 2021 (age 73)

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Life’s Reflection

George Gregory Long, 74, passed away on March 28,2021 at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. He was born on December 15,1947 in Kansas City, Kansas to George Greg and Vivian Grace (Palmer) Long.

George grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. He graduated from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas in1965. After high school he attended College at The University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, where he received a B.A. in Education, and Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, where he received a M.A. in Curriculum Instruction.

George began work for USD 500, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools as a classroom teacher where he worked for 23 years. He retired in 2000.  He was also involved in The Northeast Optimist Club.

George married Esther Long in 1992 in Kansas City, Kansas. They were happily married for 29 years. George enjoyed history and politics, reading, and watching the Chiefs.

George was preceded in death by his parents, George and Vivian, and his sister Patricia Fernandez.

George is survived by his spouse, Esther of Kansas City, Kansas; his son Gregory Edward Long of Lawrence, Kansas; his daughters, Nancy Wortham and Mechelle Wortham of Kansas City, Kansas; his grandchildren, Breana, Shayla (Rufus), Aleah, and Vivian; his great-grandchildren, RuCari, and RaSani; a nephew, Christopher Fernandez, and his nieces, nephews, and other relatives.


The Broken Chain

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home
You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same,
But as God call us one by one, the chain will link again.


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April 16, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thatcher's Funeral Chapel
1520 North 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Funeral Service
April 16, 2021

1:00 PM
Thatcher's Funeral Chapel
1520 North 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

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