Mary J. (Dunbar) Longwell

June 13, 1931April 24, 2012

Mary J. (Dunbar) Longwell, 80, of Columbus, passed away at St. Ann's Hospital on April 24, 2012. Born on June 13, 1931 to the late Norman E. Dunbar and Bessie L. (Almendinger) McKenzie in Delaware County, Ohio. Mary enjoyed tracing her family ancestry. Survived by husband of 60 1/2 years Clyde W. Longwell, two daughters Pamela (Craig) Lane and Peggy Jo (Jeff) Wilhelm, grandchildren Jennifer Marie (George Mills) Lane, Brian William Lane, Fiona Luray Wilhelm and Jasmine Marie Wilhelm and brother-in-law Eddie Garrabrant. Preceded in death by sister-in-law Ruperta Garrabrant. Friends may call at Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, 225 N. Main St. Johnstown, Ohio, on Friday, April 27, 2012 from 6-8pm. Funeral service on Saturday at the funeral home at 10am. Burial to follow at Green Hill Cemetery, Johnstown, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be directed to Church of the Master, 24 N. Grove St., Westerville, Ohio 43081. An online memorial will be located at


  • Visitation Friday, April 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mary J. (Dunbar) Longwell

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Susan Dayton

May 2, 2012

Viewed your photo gallery today. So many nice pictures of Mary and all your family! Memories of all of you we keep close in our hearts. Peace be with you. Love to all.

Joanne Gallick

May 1, 2012

I am so sorry that I missed Craig today. Thanks so much for dropping off the prayer card and plants. You all are in my
thoughts daily! Love to all.
Let me know how Clyde is doing.

Joanne Gallick

April 28, 2012

So glad that I got the chance to get to know Mary and her wonderful family. I know she is in heaven teaching everyone that "2s are wild!" my deepest sympathies. Hugs to all. Joanne, OT at FVOC

Jeanine Foster

April 27, 2012

My mom lives on the same street as Cylde and Mary. I have some of the best memories of Mary walking around the court. She always had the biggest smile on her face. She would always stop by and chat for a few minutes. I always looked forward to talking to her. Wishing you all comfort and peace in this difficult time. The Fosters at 1772 White Pine

April 27, 2012

Clyde, Pam and Peggy - Mark and I are so sorry for your loss. The news brought up a host of childhood memories of our TLC group and warm summer evenings. I pray for the peace of God to be with you through this difficult time.

Robin (Terry) Brankamp & Mark Terry

Jasmine Wilhelm

April 27, 2012

...I played "Peanuts" for you today, Grams. I got creamed, of course! It reminded me of all the wonderful times we shared; you beating me at cards, playing the organ together, eating mashed potatoes and creamed corn, learning about genealogy. I laughed much, and told many favorite stories. Thinking of you always; many hugs and every happiness to you.

April 27, 2012

So sorry for your loss. We never got a chance to meet Mary but knew of her generosity and spirit through her family in Boise, ID. Her impact goes far beyond Ohio. Sincerely, Karen Kelley and Bruce Ballenger

April 26, 2012

Dear Clyde and family:

Our prayers are with you.

Harold & Peggy Moats


April 26, 2012

I love you mom and celebrate your life. You gave us all great joy and laughter. With you in spirit. Love, Peggy Jo

Jeff Wilhelm

April 26, 2012

Mary was a tremendously generous and great-hearted person, always there to laugh and always there to help. We will miss her. Condolences to all the family.