Betty Long

March 25, 1931 - July 19, 2016


Visitation: Family will greet visitors Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton. A private family burial will precede the service.

CaBetty Long argusnton.  Betty Long, 85, formerly of Viborg, SD, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Canton Good Samaritan Society.  Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton.  A private family burial will precede the service.  Family will greet visitors Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

      Betty Lou Long was born March 25, 1931 in Winfred, SD to John and Annie (Eller) Mitchell.  Betty attended school in Winfred.  She married Gordon Bartling in 1947.  They lived in Madison for a year before moving to Canton.  Betty worked at Wink’s Hatchery in Madison and the Canton Creamery and South Dakota Pheasant Co. in Canton.

      Betty married Maurice Long in 1979 and made their home on a farm near Viborg, SD.  Her husband Maurice died in 2005.  Betty returned to Canton in 2010.  She enjoyed playing Bingo, the outdoors, animals, gardening, and volunteer work.

     Betty is survived by one daughter, Linda (Richard) Hill, Canton; three sons- Fred (Diane) Bartling, Irene, SD, Doug (Julie) Bartling, Worthing, SD, and Tim (Vonda) Bartling, Sioux Falls, SD; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters- Beverly Sievers, Sioux Falls, SD, Mary Rhodes and Lorene Kidder both of Richland, WA; and one sister-in-law, Jean Mitchell, Granite Falls, MN.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Maurice, and seven siblings.

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  1. Linda and family,

    Charlie and I are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of healing

  2. Your mom lived across the street from my folks in Viborg, Gene and Betty Bright. She was a wonderful friend to my mom when my dad passed. I was so grateful to have her close by to be such a great friend to my mom. I’m saddened to hear of her passing … she was a wonderful lady and I’m sure she’s watching and guiding you all from heaven….. I can just hear the coffee party all those ladies are having up there right now!!

  3. Fred, I am very sorry to hear of the recent passing of your mom. I have fond memories of you and your family, as we were growing up in Canton. Sincere condolences!

  4. During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
    – The AseraCare Hospice Team