wanda long
Wanda Jean Long, 89, of Weirton passed away July 6, 2017, at the Weirton Medical Center. Born on August 2, 1927, Wanda was a daughter of the late William Daniel and Della Mae Ferguson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Francis Colbert Long on September 9, 2000; and her son, Daniel Long on November 14, 2007; and her brother, Dwayne “Bud” Ferguson. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Wanda cherished spending time with her family. She enjoyed playing cards with her card club, cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and West Virginia Mountaineers, caring for her flowers, and vegetable garden, cooking and sharing meals with family and friends. A talented dancer, she enjoyed dancing the night away with her husband, Francis. She will always be remembered for her love of reading which always kept her mind very sharp. She is survived by her son, Timothy Long (Leigh) of Washington, DC ; her daughter, Laura Jo Spickard of Pittsburgh, PA; her four grandchildren, Tiffany Bodo Hawley, Lance Alan Long, Daniel Spickard (Linda) and Brad Spickard ( Amanda); her great grandchildren, Angelina and Gabriella , Jocelyn and Noelle Spickard, Aidan Taylor Settle, Lyvia Grace and Asher Jon Hawley. Visitation will be 10 AM until time of funeral services at 12 Noon Sunday at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton. Entombment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Weirton, WV Memorial contributions may be made to Arthritis Foundation www.arthritis.org

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  1. Dear Tim, Leigh,, Laura Jo , & Family,
    Our sympathy to you all. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Wanda was a very sweet lady who we will always remember. May her memory be eternal.
    God Bless,
    Bill & Paulette Galiotos
    Minnie Bogdan

  2. To Laura, Tim, and Family,
    We Loved our dear Wanda so much and are grateful for all the fun times we shared….especially all the Holidays at her home where all of you made us feel like part of the Family. We will always remember her style, wit, spirited personality, and that fiery red hair.
    Sending you our Heartfelt condolences with Love and Prayers,
    Janet and Dolly

  3. My Aunt had the most beautiful laugh, and spirit , she will always be in my heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to her wonderful, loving family. Gail (Ferguson) Yalden

  4. Dear Laura Jo and the Long family,

    So sorry to here of your mom’s passing. I am out of town or would attend her service. But I’ll be
    thinking of you and sending since sympathy and love.

    Sharon Davis Green

  5. Dear Laura, Brad and Danny,
    Very sorry to hear of Mrs. Long’s passing. I have fond memories of her and Mr. Long from childhood. I remember visiting their house one year for Christmas and having such a fun time. I will keep you all in my prayers. Best, Lindsay Batalo Bonnett

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