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August 25, 2013

Helen Louise (Long) Huff

Helen Huff, 91, of Terre Haute, passed away on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Signature Health Care. She was born on April 4, 1922, in Terre Haute, to Walter and Zona Long.

Helen was an avid bingo player and enjoyed her trips to the casinos. She worked at Union Hospital, Zenith of Paris, Ill., and Columbia Records. She was a member of the Barbour Avenue United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Sharon Huff; daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Gary Roberts; and son-in-law, Bob Knight; and brother and sisters, Herb Long, Georgia Sears, Dorothy Biggs, and Pauline Emmert. She had five grandchildren, Carol (Huff) Castro, Melinda (Huff) Bones, Gary Joe Roberts, and Tom and Ted Knight; 10 great-grandchildren, Gena, Tony and Cory Castro; Karina Bones; Jami, Jennifer and Matthew Roberts; and Ben, Ian and Isabella Knight; and three great-great-grandchildren, Hayden Ray Castro, Peyton Williams and Mckail Roberts; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 28 years, Jesse Huff; son and daughter-in-law, John and Becky Huff; daughter, Delores Knight; brothers, Oliff “Red” Long and Herschel Long; sisters, Nancy Long and Patricia Berg; and two grandchildren, John Huff Jr. and Jennifer Roberts.

The family would like to offer their gratitude to her caregivers at Signature Health Care over the past year, and Great Lakes Caring Hospice staff for the special care for the final days of her life.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with Pastor Bob Roush officiating. Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to the organization of the donor’s choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be left at:

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