Doris M. DeLong

Doris Marie Strother DeLong, 90, of Parkersburg, passed away surrounded by her family on Dec. 5, 2013 at the Willows Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born March 7, 1923, in Parkersburg a daughter to the late Clark J. and Lenore Rossa Hill Christopher.

She was a homemaker, a member of Stout Memorial UMC, over the years she was a Sunday school teacher, helped with vacation bible school, and loved to work in the nursery. She was also a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary, and helped throughout the years with both the Boy and Girl Scouts. She also enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her spouses, Raymond Strother, and Glen DeLong; and brothers, Roy F. Christopher, Robert W. Christopher and William C. Christopher.

She is survived by her children, Larry E. Strother (Carol) of Charles Town, W.Va., Brenda K. DeLong Williams (Jim) of Parkersburg and Jeff G. DeLong (Sherry) of Vienna, grandchildren, Angela Strother of Clearwater, Fla., Tamara Hoy (John) of Clearwater, Stephen Hendricks of Martinsburg, and Dirk Williams, Brendan Williams, Lauren Williams, Matt DeLong, Hannah DeLong and Sarah DeLong (Jordan McIntyre), all of Parkersburg; great-grandchildren, Jacob Hoy, Graceanna Strother, Chastity Hendricks, Emalynn Faith DeLong and Kaden Grey McIntyre; and several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. Paul Russell officiating. Entombment will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. DeLong’s honor to the American Cancer Society.

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