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Dorothy Jane Henderson Long

Dorothy Jane Henderson Long, 94, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray.

She was born Sept. 2, 1923, in Tuscola, Illinois to Wayne Henderson and Mary Payne Henderson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Long Sr. (U. of I. Alumnus B.S. and M.S.); a daughter, Dorothy Ann Jeter; a sister, Mary Ann Teter; and two brothers, Donald Henderson and Charles Henderson.

Dorothy and Robert were life-long U. of I. champions. He completed his B.S. in Agriculture and completed the ROTC program in time to enter WWII. Dorothy completed a year of her undergraduate education at the Champaign-Urbana campus. She taught school in her hometown of Newman, Illinois during the war. After years of planning, they retired to Urbana and spent many years engaged in the cultural and educational opportunities on campus.

Mrs. Long is survived by a son, Robert Long Jr. and wife Patricia of Murray and her two daughters Pamela Tikalsky and Beth Meghji. Dorothy had ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Private graveside we held when she was buried next to her husband in Mount Hope Cemetery at the University of Illinois.

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