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Ima Jane Long, 86, of Christie Lane, Imler, went to her eternal home with Jesus on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Nason Hospital, Blair County.

Mrs. Long was born in Bedford on June 25, 1934, daughter of the late Ray and Edna (Daugherty) Hershberger.

On May 5, 1956, Ima married Donald D. Long. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 2011.

She is survived by son, D. Wayne Long, Imler; son, Gary L., husband of Donna (Lamborn) Long, Imler; daughter, Deborah J., widow of Donald Rightnour, N.C.; son, Rodney L., husband of Barbara (Wendt) Long, Imler; son, Douglas A., husband of Brenda (Emigh) Long, Imler; daughter, Melissa A. Edge, wife of Miles O. Edge III, W.Va.; son, K. Matthew, husband of Lisa A. (Lafferty) Long, Imler; sister, Dorothy, wife of Russell Barnes, York; sister, Betty, widow of James Miller, Bedford; brother, Jim Hershberger, Bedford. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Ima was preceded in death by the following siblings: Billy, Junior Michaels, Bobbie, Kenny, Connie, Larry and Donald.

She was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Bedford.

Ima was a waitress at Bennetts and Mae’s Diner. She was an amazing and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Friends will be received on Monday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford.

A funeral service will be held at Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford, at noon on Monday, June 14, with Pastor Ryan Patterson officiating.

Interment at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Bedford.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements entrusted to Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford.

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