Linda S. Long

Sept. 6, 1963 – May 27, 2019

Linda Susan (O’Brien) Long passed away suddenly on May 27, 2019, in her home in rural Norton County, Kansas, at age 55.

Linda was born Sept. 6, 1963, in Friend, the second child of Linus and Pauline (Britten) O’Brien. She grew up on the family farm and attended the schools in Friend. She married Nick Roth in 1982, and from this marriage two daughters were born. They later divorced in 1986. She rocked being a single mom until she met Dave Long in 1992. Dave came alongside her to raise her girls and the two married June 3, 2000. After his death in September 2008, she was a bit lost but continued to be a great mother, grandmother and friend. She found a new adventure with Steve Callaway and his two sons, Tyson and Cody. Linda was a member of the New Age family, where she worked in the shipping department for many years.

Linda was a member of the Eagles Club in Norton. She enjoyed sketching and drawing and had recently taken up painting. She had a love of motorcycles, drag racing, classic cars and having friends and family to her home, but her greatest joys in life were her family, especially her grandchildren.

Linda is survived by her daughters, Jennifer (Jeff) Mitchell of Garden City, Kansas, and Stacey (Tom) Stickney of Raymond, Kansas; 10 grandchildren, Toby, Joshua, Katy, Claire, Kian, Tatum and Sara Mitchell and Reece, Reagan and Lincoln Stickney; brother, Patrick O’Brien of Bradshaw; in-laws, Dale (Kathy) Long of Holdrege, Rich Long of Kearney, Duane (Kathy) Long of Holbrook, Dennis (Jan) Long of Lincoln, Sandy Long of Holbrook and Rosemary (Kevin) Johnson of Clive, Iowa; nieces and nephews, other family members and many beloved friends.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters-in-law, Linda O’Brien and Lori Long, and brother-in-law, Doug Long.

A funeral service was held May 31, 2019, at the Enfield Funeral Home in Norton, Kansas. Burial was in the Norton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Linda Long Memorial Fund and can be sent to the Enfield Funeral Home at 215 W. Main in Norton, Kansas, 67654. Condolences may also be sent to the family at

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