Elizabeth Irene "Renie" (Beachley) Long, 81, of Walkersville, Maryland, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Frederick Health Hospital in Frederick.
Born on March 18, 1941, in Broad Run, MD, she was the daughter of the late Franklin E. and Ethel Marie (Baugher) Beachley. Irene was the loving wife of the late Ret. USAF Robert F. Long, Jr. They were married on July 19, 1959.
She graduated from Middletown High School and became a military wife traveling to many different states and countries. Irene had several jobs in retail most current Food Lion in New Market. She enjoyed bowling on the Tuesday morning league at the Walkersville Bowling Center. She had a love of bingo and her passion was her homemade crafts she designed herself either by crochet or knitting. She began craft shows with her husband with the business Wings N Things. The latest business was Irene's Yarn Creations. She was affectionately known as the "dish rag lady" or the mom and two daughters. Her favorite quote was "If you receive something homemade by me I truly loved you!"
She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia R. Phillips and husband, William R. Phillips, Catherine M. Kidwell, and son, Ret. USAF Robert F. Long, III and wife, Penny C. (Rogers) Long; six grandchildren, Robert F. Long, IV (Ina), Sandra C. (Long) DeBerry (Robert), Matthew S. Phillips (fiancee, Kelsey), Bradley C. Phillips (Brittany), SO James W. Kidwell, III, and SO Johnathan W. Kidwell; four great-grandchildren, Katarina C. Long, Kendall I. Long, Robert F. Long, V, and Hailey S. Phillips. She also leaves behind her loving dogs, Lucy Lou, Joey, and Daisey; siblings, Eugene (Florence), Connie (Wally), Kenneth (Mary Jane), Robert, Donald (Theresa), and Dale (Lanie).
Irene was preceded in death by sister, Kay Burker; sister-in-law, Marsha New; unnamed infant brother; her son-in-law, Police Officer James W. Kidwell, Jr.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick, MD.
A celebration of Elizabeth's life journey will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the funeral home in Frederick. Rev. Tim May will officiate. Burial will be held at Chapel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Frederick.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.