Ada (High) Long, 86, nurse’s aide at Ephrata Community Hospital, enjoyed crossword puzzles

By on March 15, 2017

Ada (High) Long, 86, of Ephrata, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Fairmount Homes.

She was born in West Earl Township to the late Elmer Z. and Mary B. (Nolt) High and was the wife of the late Wilmer Long.

She was a member of The Alive Church, formerly Ephrata Mennonite Church since 1950.

Ada was a nurse’s aide at Ephrata Community Hospital for 21 years. After retirement, she worked in the kitchen at Weaver’s Markets. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ada is survived by two sons: Kenneth R., husband of Darla (Beitzel) Long; Charles W., husband of Karen (King) Long; a daughter: Anna Ruth, wife of Robert Snader; a brother: Ivan High of Pine Grove; four sisters: Lydia Sensenig of Ephrata; Esther, wife of Irwin Nolt, of Ephrata; Vera Zimmerman of New Holland; Laura Martin of Ephrata; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son: Eugene Long; five brothers: Aaron, Melvin, John, Edwin, and Elmer High; and two sisters: Mary Hoover and Emma Reiff.

Services were held March 11 at Alive Church, Ephrata, with Pastors Jeffrey High, Peter Cook, and Jack Scandrett officiating. Interment was in the Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Ada’s memory may be made to Fairmount Homes, Sharing Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA, 17522.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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