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Caroline Beall Long, 96

JUNE 27, 1916-MARCH 6, 2013

March 08, 2013

Caroline Regina Beall Long, 96, passed peacefully into the next life Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

Formerly of Williamsport, Md., she resided at Sterling House in Rotonda West, Fla.

She was the widow of Charles Amos Long.

Born June 27, 1916, in Davidsonville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Lemon and Lucy Collinson Beall.

She is survived by daughters, Priscilla Long Kanet of Clemson, S.C., and Ann Caroline Long Jasper (Eric) of Rotonda West; grandchildren, Caroline Kanet Peani (Pablo) of Vashon, Wash., John Amos Kanet (Coreen) of Broomfield, Colo., Colleen Kanet Pringle (Nathan) of Greensboro, N.C., Dustin Charles Gerberich of Baltimore, Md., Lauren Gerberich Windsor (Jason) of Baltimore, Matthew Jasper of Baltimore and Kerrie Jasper DeVito (Joseph) of Fallston, Md.; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A 1935 graduate of the University of Illinois, Caroline began her career teaching home economics at Glen Burnie High School in Maryland. Later, she earned a master’s degree in elementary education at the University of Maryland and taught at West Friendship Elementary School in Howard County, Md., then Winter Street Elementary School in Hagerstown, Md.

Retiring after 28 years of teaching, she traveled the world, visiting 33 countries.

A member of John Wesley Methodist Church in Hagerstown, she was an avid gardener, seamstress and knitter. She was also an active member and frequent event organizer of Hagerstown Women’s Club and Hagerstown and Williamsport garden clubs.

Beloved Nana had a special place in her heart for her family. She will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Maryland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 1144 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

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