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Ivan Long

Ivan Lynn Long, age 87, of Lamar, MO passed away November 21, 2020, at his home, with his family by his side. Ivan was born April 8, 1933 in Ottawa, KS to Russell Clifford and Bertha "Faye" (Lovitt) Long. Ivan graduated from Ottawa High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 in the Korean War. On April 21, 1956, he married Donna Jean (Douglass) in Philomath, OR, and together they raised two children. Ivan was a heavy machine operator in the construction business, working for Green & White Company, Stadlie Construction, Houck Construction and G.D. Dennis Construction, all in the state of Oregon. He had also worked for Bennett Construction in Lamar, MO. He loved to go to the Barton County Sr. Center to play dominoes and helping around the shop at Bennett Construction. He and Donna were long time members of First Christian Church of Lamar. Survivors include his wife of 64 years; a son, Clayton Long, Philomath, OR; a daughter Sheri (Dan) McWilliams, Lamar, MO; grandchildren, Ron (Emily) Bennett, Bo (Julie) Bennett, Amanda Long, Jennifer (T.J.) Ludwig; step-grandchildren, Luke McWilliams and Ashley (Matt) Nichols; 13 great-grandchildren, Haley Overstreet, Chase, Emma, Avery and Tate Bennett, Troy, Taylor and Joshua Ludwig, Tanner McWilliams, Brayton, Colson, Rhett and Emry Nichols; and one great-great grandchild, Myles Overstreet. Preceding Ivan in death were his parents and a brother, Daryl Long. A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Memory Gardens Cemetery with full military honors. Contributions are suggested and made payable to Lamar First Christian Church Family Life Building Fund in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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