Robert “Bob” Charles Long, 84, of Neodesha, Kansas, passed away June 4, 2019 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Cremation has taken place.

Bob was born on July 11, 1934 in Manhattan, Kansas to Jesse Chester and Della (Shull) Long. He graduated from Manhattan High School, received both his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Science in Agriculture from Kansas State University. He held various positions in the field of horticulture over his lifetime. Bob was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan and was a member of Lafayette Lodge #16 of Kansas Freemasons for over 50 years.

Bob was united in marriage to Jean E Roessler in 1963. They had two children, Karl and Karin, and made their home in California until they later divorced and Bob returned to Manhattan. In 2009, Bob moved from Manhattan, Kansas to Neodesha, Kansas to be closer to his grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, his son Karl R Long, his brother William “Bill” Long and his sister Elizabeth “Betty” Long Forrester.

Bob is survived by his daughter Karin Stoner and her husband Paul, grandchildren Emma and Ryan Stoner, brother Richard Long and wife Beverly of Savannah, Georgia, sister-in-law Diane Long of Manhattan and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Graveside services will be held on August 3, 2019 at 10:30 at Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan.

Memorials may be made in Bob’s name to your local animal shelter. Bob had a great love for dogs and many of his four legged companions were rescued from various animal shelters.

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