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December 14, 2012

Patricia Sue Long

Patricia Sue Long, age 62, our beloved and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at I.U. Health - Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Pat was born in Bedford, on Dec. 11, 1950, the daughter of the late Thomas J. Underwood and Edith Juanita (Rollins) Underwood. She graduated from Needmore High School in 1968 and attended Olivet Nazarene College and Indiana University. Pat later worked for Indiana University in the Bursar’s Office. In 1973, Pat went on a date with Robert Long. After their first date, Bob knew that Pat was his soul mate. Bob and Pat were united in marriage on Aug. 25, 1973, and together shared nearly 40 years.

Pat will forever be remembered for her kind and thoughtful demeanor. She was constantly putting others before herself and seeing the good in others. As a woman who was religious and of great faith, Pat believed strongly in the power of prayer and loved her Lord. She also enjoyed reading, music, crafts and crocheting.

Pat leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Robert Long; son, Andrew (fiancé Maria) Long of Indianapolis; sisters, Diana (Mark Nordhoff) Underwood of Bedford and Cathy (John) Blackwell of Springville; brother, Tom (Kim) Underwood of Prattville, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Long of Sullivan and Nancy (Larry) Groth of Ocala, Fla.; and her nieces and nephews, Julie (Mike) England of Springville, Tom (Kelli) Blackwell of French Lick, Crystal (fiancé Brandon) Underwood of Decatur, Ill.; along with several other nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents, Pat was welcomed home to heaven by her nephew, Tom Underwood Jr.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, from 3 p.m. until Pat’s memorial ceremony at 4 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N. Clinton St., in Terre Haute. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at:

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