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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Memorial services for Dorothy Mae (Dotty) Uhey Long, 85, of Vandalia, will be held at Noon, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Bienhoff Funeral Home in Perry with Ron Gasperini officiating.
Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Long passed away at 8:10 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Monroe Manor in Paris.
She was born May 5, 1929 in Audrain County, the daughter of Paul E. and Ida Jane Williams Hammett.
She was married to Donald Victor Uhey December 7, 1947 and he preceded her in death May 6, 1966. She then married Lt. Col. Lewis F. Long on March 31, 1989 in Fulton and he preceded her February 1, 2001.
Survivors include one son, Donnie (Lorie) Uhey, of Vandalia; one daughter, Paula (Marlin) Thompson, of Vandalia; two sisters, Martha Ware, of Texas, and Carol Hopkins, of Independence; two grandchildren, Robyn (Joe) Jennings and Paul Thompson, all of Vandalia; three step-grandchildren, Rick Girard, of Moberly, Cory McFadden, of Savannah, Georgia, and Clayton Thompson, of Rolla; three great-grandchildren, Jayle Jennings, Carter Jennings, and Cannon Jennings, all of Vandalia; and three step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul E. Hammett, Jr. and Jack Hammett.
Mrs. Long was a lifetime area resident and a 1947 graduate of Vandalia High School. She and her husband owned and operated the Friendly Market in Vandalia for many years. She then worked as a mail clerk for AP Green Refractories for five years; as a secretary for Harbison Walker Refractories for 10 years and then worked at Vandalia State Bank as a cashier for five years. Following that she worked as the secretary for the Concrete Plant and JH Ware Trucking in Fulton. She liked to knit, sew, and shop, and loved to watch Cardinal baseball. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vandalia Cemetery, in care of Paul Galloway, 46032 Highway V, Vandalia, Mo. 63382.