Gwendolyn P. Long, 83, died January 13, 2016 at Trinity Manor in Dodge City. She was born on August 23, 1932 near Ingalls the daughter of Pearl O. and Frances (Israel) Moore .
Gwen graduated from Cimarron High School in 1950. On November 11, 1951, she married Richard L. Long at the First United Methodist Church in Cimarron, he survives. Gwen spent two years in Norfolk, Virginia, while Richard was stationed with the Navy there. She has been a resident of Dodge City for 63 years. She was a active member of the First United Methodist Church of Dodge City where she was a member of the United Methodist Women Circle. Gwen worked with her sons on 4-H projects. She also volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Pink Ladies at Western Plains Medical Complex. She enjoyed 40 years of Square Dancing in Pairs and Squares Club. Gwen loved to do needle point and won many blue ribbons at County and State Fairs. She was also a member for 47 years of the Happy Hours Extension Unit.
Survivors include her hesband Richard Long of the home; two sons Craig Long and wife Sandy of Dodge City; Kyle Long and wife Denise of Great Bend, Kansas, grandsons Mike Long and children of Wichita, and Tyler Long of Topeka. She is also survivored by three sisters Glennys Chalkey of Cimarron, Glatha Denton and husband Jack of Dodge City, and Gyra Miller of Dodge City. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends.
She was preceded in death by three sons Klayton, Klinton and Brentley.
Funeral service will be held at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 10:00 Am with Rev. Jerre Nolte presiding. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City. Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Home on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 12:00 to 8:00 PM. Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church or the Circle of Hope in care of the funeral home.