Martha Daisy Long of Hastings, passed away on October 1, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the age of 95. She was born on June 4, 1921 in Hope Township, the daughter of John and Jessie (Wright) Hallock. She attended Doud School in Cedar Creek. In 1935 she married Lloyd Long. She loved cooking, reading, gardening, and bird watching.


Martha was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 42 years Lloyd Long, daughters Janet Long and Shirley Hyde, son Henry Long, sisters Rose Hallock, and Bethel Peake, brothers Forrest Hallock and Warren Hallock. She is survived by daughters Patricia (Russell) Kermeen, Mary (Phil) Hermenitt, son Lloyd Long, Jr., sister Laura Wibalda, grandchildren Dawn Falk, Robert Bird Jr., Michael Bird, Kelli Bird, Adam Hermenitt, and Amy Hoogewind, and 7 great grandchildren.


Services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Girrbach Funeral Home 328 S. Broadway, Hastings, MI 49058, with Pastor Kathy Smith officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Commission on Aging 320 W. Woodlawn Ave, Hastings, MI 49058, Alzheimer’s Association 2944 Fuller Ave. NE #101, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 or a charity of your choice. To leave online condolences visit

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