Obituary of Laura M. Longwell
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Laura Mae Longwell Geneva/Dundee: Laura Mae Longwell, age 91, of Geneva, NY died Tuesday January 10, 2012 at Geneva Living Center South, in Geneva, NY. Friends may call from 12-1 p.m. Friday (Jan. 13) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm with Rev. Floyd Marsh officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to the Harvestfield Baptist Church 2382 Leader Rd. P.O. Box 176 Fayette, NY 13065-0176 . Laura was born March 1, 1920 in the town of Tyrone, NY, the daughter of the late Harry A. and Carrie E. Crookston Houck. She graduated from Hammondsport High School in 1937; and attended Whalen School of Nursing in Geneva. On January 8, 1942 in Wayne, NY she married the late Howard P. Longwell; he passed away on November 16, 1969. Her family was her main priority; yet she still managed to work varied jobs throughout her life, including the Wire Hood Factory in Hammondsport, Ira Davenport Hospital in Bath, and the Dundee Central School Cafeteria; and finally as a Home Health Aid. She retired in 1983, and enjoyed her retirement in Florida until returning to New York in 2002. Mrs. Longwell was a former member of the Wayne Baptist Church, having transferred to Savona Federated Church. An avid Stephen King reader, she enjoyed traveling; having fond memories of a cruise to Alaska with her sisters. She is loved and will be dearly missed by a son Lyn C. (Linda) Longwell of Waterloo; 2 daughters Rosa L. (George) Thompson of Rochester, and Kay L. Lampman of Dresden; 2 sisters Beatrice Bellis of Floral City, FL, and Harriet (Robert) Sackett of Seminole, FL; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Beside her husband she was pre-deceased by a sister Mildred McIntire in 2000; a grandson Neal Lampman in 2001; a brother Carl Houck and a son-in-law Neal Lampman both in 2007. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Laura Longwell, please visit our Tree Store
Friday, January 13, 2012
Baird Funeral Home, Dundee, NY
36 Water Street
Dundee, New York, United States
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