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“I met Everett only once as an adult, but he was unforgettable. He was my mother's (Bobbie Jean Knapp) favorite cousin (their mothers were sisters). ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Gayle Gourley Reed - Menifee, CA

“It was a great pleasure to know Everett and his many stories of adventures. We are all so saddened by his loss. His memory will never be...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Interim HealthCare - Albia, IA

“So sorry for your loss. We visited Everett & Barbara many times. They were good friends & neighbors. My thoughts and prayers are with your family...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Wilma templer - Albia, IA

“For you, Grandpa. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Melissa Jadhav - Gahanna, OH

“Grandpa, it shatters my heart that you're gone. I can hear your voice in my mind. You were my favorite person to talk to. Simple spoken, spoke your...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Melissa Jadhav - Gahanna, OH

“My deepest sympathies to the Long family for the loss of Everett. So many great memories of my family visiting his family, who lived close by. His...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Karen Templer Deimerly - Albia, IA


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Everett Long, age 86, of Albia, passed away December 17, 2015 at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia.

He was born December 20, 1928 to John and Clara (Schurtz) Long at home in Monroe County. He attended and graduated from Albia High School, Class of 1945. On October 22, 1952 he married Barbara Ellen Cousins in Moravia. To this union five children were born Annie, Shirley, Melinda, Patricia and Mark. They shared 53 years of marriage before Barbara's passing on November 2, 2005.

Everett farmed all his life, raising dairy cattle, hauling milk and later beef cattle. He also owned and operated the Moravia Sawmill. Everett was a member of the Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses having been baptized in 1995. He enjoyed raising horses on his farm.

He is survived by his 5 children, Annie Scott of Moravia, Shirley Marie (Larry) Curtis of Albia, Melinda (Charles) Myhervold of West Des Moines, Patricia (Michael) Bowen of Cameron, Missouri, and Mark (Susie) Long of Albia; 5 grandchildren, Melanie, James, Tessa, Jamie and Melissa; 4 great grandchildren, Charlie, Sophia, Wyatt and Penelope. Everett is also survived by a nephew, Dennis (Katherine) Walters and a niece, Connie Murphy.

Everett was preceded in death by his parents, John and Clara; his wife, Barbara; a sister, Barbara; and 2 grandchildren, Stephanie and Tabitha.

Per Everett's request his body has been cremated and there will be a visitation from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with the family present throughout. A private family burial will take place at Hickory Grove Cemetery at a later date.
Due to allergic conditions, the family requests no perfume or flowers.

A memorial has been established to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Albia.