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Helen L. (Schaffer) Long

February 20, 1927 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 93)

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Helen L. Long, age 93 of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020 at The Laurels of Defiance.   
She was born on February 20, 1927 to Alva and Blanche (Fockler) Schaffer in Paulding, Ohio. On February 24, 1946 she married Arthur Long, who preceded her in death on November 2, 2009. 
Helen enjoyed gardening, and loved her time spent babysitting. She made Christmas star ornaments, and was known for her delicious cinnamon rolls. Spending time with her family was always her priority. Helen will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Helen is survived by her sons; Leonard (Rose Ann) Long of Defiance, and Lloyd (Barbara) Long of Napoleon, OH, her daughters; Judy (Keith) Rose of Napoleon, OH, and Linda (Dave) Lulfs of Defiance. She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 8 step-great-grandchildren, and her sisters; Eileen "Ike" Michael of Sherwood, and Anna Mae (Butch) Sines of Ney, OH. 
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Larry Long, two grandsons, Jason Long and Garrett Lawrentz, and two brothers, Louis Schaffer and Clyde Schaffer.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A funeral service to celebrate her life will be private, with Pastor Colin Yoder officiating. Burial will take place at North Mount Zion Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice. 

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November 18, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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