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Margaret Long



Margaret Long, 75, of Lorimor, died July 12, 2019, at Afton Care Center.

Open memorial visitation will be from 3 – 7 p.m. Tuesday with family present from 5 – 7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Private family burial will be at Lorimor Cemetery in Lorimor. Memorials can be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at

Margaret Ann Long, daughter of Paul Milton Jordan and Mildred Audria (Vaughan) Jordan, was born on March 28, 1944, in Jefferson.

She graduated from Lorimor High School with the class of 1962 and later graduating from the Americana School of Beauty in Des Moines.

On August 8, 1988, Margaret married Darrel Edwin Long in Tingley.

Margaret lived for a time in Macksburg, where she worked as a beautician for several years. In April of 1975 Margaret moved to Lorimor, where she worked as an active mother and homemaker. She later started her own upholstery business from her home. Margaret also served her community as a part of the Lorimor City Council. Later she worked for Winnebago Industries for several years. She worked as a cashier at Terrible’s Lakeside Casino in Osceola until her retirement in April of 2018.

Margaret is survived by her husband Darrel Long of Lorimor; her children, Merlyn Tucker of Jefferson, Candace (Alex) Ripperger of Afton, and Gailla (Jeff) McDonald of Norwalk; step-children, Yolanda (Tom) Shields of Des Moines, Brian Long of Des Moines; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Merrill (Phyllis) Jordan of Canyon Lake, Texas; sister Shirley (Keith) Massey of Norfolk, Va.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Audrey Jordan.

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