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Beverly “Bev” Long

Beverly "Bev" Long

Beverly “Bev”, nee Kane, Long; 63, of Marissa, IL; born on December 30, 1955 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Randolph County Care Center.

Bev was a longtime cashier at the Sparta Walmart.  She was a member of the Marissa Presbyterian Church.  Bev was an avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Jimmy and Kathleen, nee Eggemeyer, Kane.  Her husband – James “Bear” Long.

She is survived by her son – Cody Long of Marissa, IL.  One sister – Jodi (Don) Litteken of Marissa, IL.  One brother – Larry Kane of Marissa, IL.  One granddaughter – Aubrey Elizabeth Long.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at the Marissa Presbyterian Church on Monday, December 9, 2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at the Marissa Presbyterian Church on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 11:00am with Rev. James Ryan officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Connie Dickey says:

    I am so sorry to hear this news. She will always have a very special place in my heart. When I brought my husband in the ER with his heart attack she had her mother there also. She came in the back and sat with me comforting me and holding me up until my family arrived. She seemed like my angel that night and now she has a beautiful place in heaven.

  2. Janel Juenger says:

    I am so shocked and terribly sorry to hear this. Bev was one of the nicest persons I have ever met. It was always great to see her smile when we talked about our boys. She is truly going to be missed. Cody, you and your family have Sam’s and my deepest condolences. May God be with you during this difficult time.

  3. Bill and Jana Fett says:

    We are so very saddened. Bev was such a nice lady. Cody, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Denise Vuichard says:

    Bev and my sister-in-law, Celeste, had become good “store friends”. Bev never failed to ask how my family was when she checked me out, and she always was pleasant. I am sure many customers will miss her and the conversations they had with her. My sympathy to her family.

    • Jean Macke says:

      I will miss seeing Bev. She was a good friend. May God give her the heavenly reward she has earned.

    • Cathy SINN Flowers says:

      I am shocked at this news! I spoke to her every time I saw her when I would visit from Virginia. We would share granddaughter stories…they were born a week apart. God bless all those who loved her. She was such a nice woman.

  5. Julie Hurst says:

    Cody and family I can’t even begin to tell you how very saddened I am to have read this. Your mother Bev was a beautiful person inside and out. Such a great neighbor to my Mom always offering a caring hand. May God comfort you and wrap his loving arms around each of you at this difficult time. Sending many prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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