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Marilyn Jean Long

Marilyn Jean Long, 79, of Monett, MO, passed away on Monday evening, December 27, 2021 while in her home surrounded by her family.

Marilyn was born on February 21, 1942 in Pierce City, MO at her family’s home, the only daughter born to the late William Marion Hunnell and Luella Elva (Smith) Hunnell.

Marilyn has been in the Monett and Pierce City area all of her life, she graduated from Pierce City High School. Following her years in school, Marilyn worked at the garment factory before spending many years working on the family farm. She had been a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Pierce City, MO. One of the joys of Marilyn’s life was spending time with her family and friends.

On January 18, 1964 in the First Baptist Church of Pierce City, Marilyn married Billie Joe Long. To this union, four children were born. They were blessed with over 52 years of marriage. Marilyn and Billie Joe and shared many wonderful memories together.

Marilyn is survived by her three sons, all of Monett, Larry Long and his wife Anna, David Long and his wife Angela and Chris long and his wife Kayla; one daughter, Cathy Long, of Monett and her partner Keith; eight granddaughters, Taylor and her husband Caleb, Hayley and her fiance Ryan, Kaitie, Natalie, Abby, Adaline, Azaylee, and Rehlin; one great grandson, McCoy; her brother, Doug Hunnell and his wife Bobbie; as well as a host of extended family and beloved friends.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Billie Joe, as well as her parents William and Luella Hunnell.

Funeral services to celebrate Marilyn’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 31, 2021 at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Kendall Arndt will officiate. Interment will follow at Kings Prairie Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday December 30, 2021 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Kings Prairie Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.

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