Edwin Dean Long, 83, of Rockford passed away after a short illness at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center  on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

He was born on July 10, 1938, in Rockford, the son of the late Ross and Lucille (Caywood) Long. On August 10, 1963, he married the former Karen R Collins, who passed away on December 25, 2018.

Ed was a 1956 graduate of Rockford High School.

Ed worked for over 30 years at International Harvester / Navistar until retirement.  After retirement, Ed worked an additional 15 years with the Parkway Local School System as a groundskeeper and bus driver.

He was a member of the Rockford United Methodist Church and the Shane's Aerie 1292 Fraternal Order of Eagles in Rockford.

Ed was an avid fan of all Parkway athletic teams, as well as The Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Cincinnati Reds.

Surviving are two daughters; Denise Long of Marion, Indiana, and Deb (Scott) Call of Rockford, and two grandchildren; Eleesha Long and Jordan Feldes.

In addition to his parents and wife, Karen, Ed was preceded in death by his brother Harry Lee Long.

Services will be held at 4:00 PM Monday, December 27, 2021, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home 111 W. First Street Rockford, OH 45882.  Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, 3750 US-33 Rockford, OH 45882.

Family and friends will be received from 10:00 AM to 4:00 pm on Monday, December 27, 2021 at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home 111 W. First Street Rockford, OH 45882.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Edwin`s memory may be sent to the Parkway Schools Athletic Department.

To share in Edwin‘s online memorial, please visit www.ketchamripley.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First Street, Rockford, OH 45882.






Stanley Eugene Emans, age 94, of Mendon, passed away Wednesday, 

December 22, 2021, at the EverHeart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.  


Born December 9, 1927, in Celina, Stanley was the last surviving child of

Harry S. & Luella (Selanders) Emans.


Stanley married Janet Lee Trisel on January 27, 1951, and she preceded him 

in death January 31, 2020.  Surviving are their 6 children: Candace K. Miller of 

Shelbyville, Indiana, Debby (Tom) Cummins of Celina, Tina A. (Craig) Lindsay of 

Mankato, Minnesota, Gary E. (Mary) Emans of Payne, Linda L. Lloyd of Celina, 

and Lisa R. (Ron) Searight of Rockford; 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 

3 great great grandchildren; and Janet's brothers & sisters: Marty (Karen) Trisel 

of Ohio City, Ben (Mollie) Trisel of Celina, Mary Ann (Eldon) Fisher of Mendon, 

Linda B. (George) Swygart of Mendon, Max Trisel of Montpelier, Danny Trisel 

of Van Wert, and Lynn A. Trisel of Mendon.


Preceding him in death were his 6 brothers & sisters: Cleo (Sylvester) Moorman, 

Helen (Anton) Schlueter, Raymond (Marjorie) Emans, Alfred (Marilyn) Emans, 

Rhonda (Roger) Eitzman, and Pat (Homer) Rice; sister-in-law: Vickie Trisel; and 

parents-in-law: Herman Floyd Trisel and Mary Elizabeth Bennett Trisel Snyder, 

and step-father-in-law: Wayne Snyder.


He attended Mendon-Union Schools, and served in the U.S. Army at the end 

of World War II.  Stanley had worked at the General Electric Evendale Plant 

near Cincinnati.  He retired from Speicher Brothers after more than 20 years 

of service, and later worked at Thieman Tailgates.


Stanley had been a member of the former Mendon Masonic Lodge #586, 

then Rockford Shanes Lodge #377.  As hobbies, he enjoyed woodworking 

and antiques, and liked hunting for rocks to polish, and collecting fossils. 


Private Funeral Services are planned for the immediate family, with 

Pastor Randy Christian, officiating.  Burial will be at Mendon Cemetery.


Memorial Contributions may be made to EverHeart Hospice, 

1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville, 45331.


Condolences can be expressed to the Emans family at 



Arrangements are under the direction of

W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home of Mendon.



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