Susan Jane Small Long died on Wednesday, January 9, 2008. She was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1944 to William Addison Small and Elaine Slothower who presently live in St. Louis. She married her high school sweetheart, James Campbell Long in 1966 after they graduated from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.
The couple has three children, James Campbell Jr. of Springfield, Missouri, Jesse Matthew of Titusville, Florida and Laura Lee of Columbia, Missouri. They have two daughters in law Jennie Johnson and Julie Vaughen, and four grandchildren, Susan Campbell, Allison Sedona, Addison Matthew, and Ethan James. Sue also has two siblings, Patricia Small French, who resides in Billings, Montana, and William Addison Small, Jr. who lives in Montrose, Colorado.
Sue taught elementary and secondary school in New Jersey while Jim attended Princeton Theological Seminary, from which he graduated with a Master's degree in 1969. Jim served three churches in New York State before the couple returned to their home state of Missouri. Sue devoted thirty-eight years in partnership with him in the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA).
In Marshall, she was part-time secretary for Covenant Presbyterian Church, Coordinator of the Family Literacy Program, and editor of the Marshall Writers' Guild annual publication.
Sue loved the outdoors, so you would often find her with hands deep in the soil. Sue loved singing. Sue loved writing. Sue loved peace -- not just finding quiet and meaning in the soil and singing and writing, but also in the quiet gifts of forgiveness and gentle patience she offered to friends and strangers.
Sue loved flowers, but she also loved serving others, and so in lieu of flowers we invite contributions to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 710 East Yerby, Marshall, Mo 65340.
There will be a Memorial Service, Saturday, January 12th, at 1:00 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church. There will be a time for visitation from 12:00 -- 1:00 p.m. and a reception following the service. Arrangements c/o Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Online condolences may be sent to www.campbell-lewis.com.
Additional information provided per family recompense.