Thursday, February 5, 2015

Longtime member of the Westminster Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Emma Shettles Long, 88 of Westminster

Longtime member of the Westminster Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Emma Shettles Long, 88 of Westminster

Heavenly Father,

God of earth and air, water and fire, height and depth, we pray for those who work in danger.

We know you by many names.  You are a constant source of wisdom, courage, and perseverance. 

We thank you for this opportunity to spend time together with friends and co-workers.

O god of grace and glory, we remember before you today our sister Emma Long. Mrs. Long passed away on February 1, 2015.

Many in this department knew her as a longtime member of the Ladies Auxiliary.  

We thank you for giving her to us to know and to love as a companion in our pilgrimage on earth and our service to our community. 

We lift her up into your loving arms. Hold her, her family, friends and colleagues in your heart and our prayers.

In your boundless compassion, console us who still mourn. 

Remember those who serve for our public safety and community. We give thanks to those who are serving our country. We Pray and ask the Lord for the protection of our military personnel, law enforcement, firefighters and EMS personnel and their families.

Open the hearts of people in our community so that we will be known for our compassion for one another, especially for those of us in our time of need.

Keep them safe as we protect and serve.


Westminster Fire Department Chaplain Kevin E. Dayhoff


Born: Sun., Oct. 31, 1926 Died: Sun., Feb. 1, 2015

Emma Shettles Long, 88, of Westminster, died Sunday, February 1, 2015, at St. Joseph Medical Center.  Born Oct. 31, 1926 in New Windsor, she was the daughter of the late Virgie Bollinger Shettles and Charles Shettles.  

Before retiring, she worked for Westminster Shoe, Kessler Shoe and Gould.  She was an active member at Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Carolyn and Jim Troy of Woodstock, MD, son Dennis E. Long and companion Donna Holt of Westminster and a grandson Christopher Long of Abingdon, MD.

She was predeceased by a sister LaRue Long.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Tom Richard officiating.  Interment will follow in Leister’s Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren, 818 Old Taneytown Rd, Westminster, MD 21158.

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