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Helen Halter Long

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Helen Halter Long, 98, of Sweet Springs, died Monday, March 28, 2005, at The Gatesworth Retirement Complex in St. Louis.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 31, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs, with services to follow at the funeral home and at graveside at Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. A reception will be held at 107 Medallion Drive in Sweet Springs following services. Memorials are suggested to the Long Memorial Scholarship at William Jewell College or Sweet Springs Presbyterian Church.

Born Nov. 19, 1906, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Charles C. Halter and Ida May Halter. On June 22, 1944, she married Dr. Forrest E. Long, who preceded her in death. She received a bachelor of arts degree and master of arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a doctorate degree from New York University in New York City, N.Y. She had lived in Sweet Springs for over 40 years and retired as executive of Roxbury Press in Sweet Springs. She was formerly an assistant superintendent of schools in Westchester County, New York. She was a member of Sweet Springs Presbyterian Church, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Xi Delta. She was listed in "Who's Who in America" as an author and educator.

Survivors include one stepson, Dr. Edwin T. Long; one brother, Carl H. Halter of Foxwood Living Center in Raymore; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.