Alice Marie DeLong, 90, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2021, at her home in Andover, KS.
Alice was born July 10, 1930, in Coffey County, KS, to the late Ira and Alice F. McCullough. Alice was part of a large and loving family with three brothers and seven sisters. She is preceded in death by Lillian McCullough; Victor McCullough; Wilma Carlton; Fred McCullough; Mildred Truelove; Beryl McCullough; and Anna Lou From. She is survived by her sisters Ileene Newsome; Lucille Atherly; and sister-in-law Hazel Lynn.
She was joined in marriage to the late Wendall “Red” DeLong on October 15, 1949 in Emporia, KS. They spent their married life in dedication to public service. Alice worked as a dispatcher and office manager for the Elk County Sheriff’s Office and a deputy in the Montgomery and Woodson Counties Treasurers’ Offices as her husband served as a trooper in the Kansas Highway Patrol. Her children fondly remember her assisting as a dispatcher with them in tow.
Although Alice spent her career as a public servant, her most important job was as mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Nothing gave her more happiness and joy than spending time with her family. Her grandchildren will tell you stories about their favorite food she always had prepared when they visited and holidays filled with love and excitement. She had an amazing gift for making each of her children and grandchildren confident that they were her favorite.
Alice was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wendall and her beloved granddaughter, Amber Spencer. She is survived by her children and grandchildren, Bill (Rita) DeLong; Ava (Ted) Farid; Linda DeLong; Roger (Debbie) DeLong; Dawn (Chris) Rouse; Wes (Jamie) DeLong; Bryan (Trish) DeLong; Heather (Ryan) Liess; Rebecca (Wes) Milburn; Brandon (Liz) Ohmie; Krista Ohmie; Brock (Stephanie) DeLong; and numerous great-grandchildren. She also leaves many other cherished family members and friends.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the funeral services will be held graveside at Graceland Cemetery on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM. The family asks that all who attend adhere to COVID-19 safety precautions and wear a mask.
Memorial contributions may be made to Yates Center Friends for Life in care of Jones Funeral Home, P.O. Box 277, Burlington, KS 66839.
Published on February 23, 2021