Bette Long

Elizabeth “Bette” Joyce Burns Long, age 87, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Services for Mrs. Long will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 4, 2014, at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. John Opsata and Rev. Meredith Siler officiating.  Burial will follow in Frankfort Cemetery.  Family and friends will be received at the funeral home Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

Mrs. Long was born June 14, 1927, in Fayette County and was the daughter of the late Otis B. and Viola Smith Burns.  She was a graduate of Frankfort High School, Class of 1945, a member of First Christian Church and the Susannah Hart Shelby Chapter, NSDAR.  She was a collector of antiques and enjoyed shopping.  She cherished her family and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

Mrs. Long is survived by her devoted husband of 70 years, Allen Bowman “A.B.” Long; children, Chad Long and wife, Sheila of Virginia Beach, Va. and Sally Bell and husband, William C. Bell; five grandchildren, Thomas Bell (Beth), Will Bell (Katie), Geoffery Long (financeé, Tommi Casper), Marta Corbitt (Kevin), Elizabeth Bell (financé, Scott Schepens); a great-granddaughter, Alexis Bell; and a brother, Donald Lee Burns, Shelbyville.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Chad Burns.

Pallbearers are Thomas Bell, Will Bell, Elizabeth Bell, Geoff Long, Marta Corbitt, David Burns, Clarence Turner and Troy Bell.  Honorary bearers are Sheila Long, William C. Bell, Alexis Bell, Russell Bell, Donald Burns, Scott Schepens, Beth Bell, Katie Holmes, Tommi Casper and Kevin Corbitt.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Mrs. Long’s memory are encouraged to First Christian Church Memorial Fund, 316 Ann Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared via the online guestbook at


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