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Patricia Y. Long

Patricia Y. Long, nee Mattingly, 72, of Waterloo, IL, died November 19, 2021, in Waterloo, IL. She was born May 5, 1949, in St. Louis, MO.

She is survived by her husband Howard L. Long; children Melissa Long and Susan (Marc) Cooper; grandchildren Klayce Cooper and Kambrie Cooper; brother Tim (Louise) Mattingly; sister-in-law Janet Allen; neices, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents Chester J. & Wilma R. (nee Smith) Mattingly ; and brother Terry (Nancy) Mattingly.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:

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No services will be held.

Cremains will be buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO

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I remember when I turned 10 years old, she said, "you'll never be in single digits again…" I'm not sure why that comment stuck with me all these years, but I'll forever associate the laugh that followed with my memories of her.

Scholastic book fairs. Oregon Trail. Paint on the "new MAC computers". DARE.

Man, I'm so sorry to hear this.

Ashley Byington Dec 15 2021 9:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Patricia Long

Ashley Byington Dec 15 2021 9:07 PM

Pat was so wonderful and kind to everyone at Fairview Elem. I loved visiting with her in the library. She was always so happy and sincere. I am truly sorry for your loss.---Joyce Rebmann SSD teacher at Fairview Elem. 1980-2005.

Joyce C. Rebmann Nov 24 2021 3:32 AM

Pat was a great asset to the Fairview facility and community, anything we added to the library she did from checking out books, helping students with reading and assignments, to teaching them how to use the computers. Melissa and Susan were always good students and were always involved in the school in whatever we were doing. So sorry to hear of Pat's passing.

Cecil Holloway Nov 22 2021 6:06 PM

Your family will be remembered in my prayers.

Shirley Diehl Nov 22 2021 4:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Patricia Long

Jason Brooks Nov 22 2021 3:58 PM