Gerolene ‘Geri’ Long

April 13, 1951-Feb. 19, 2024


Gerolene Long of Lafayette more affectionately known as Geri passed away on Feb. 19, 2024, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 72.

Geri was born in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, to the late Morris and Dorothy Smith McKinney, she was one of 10 siblings. She attended Crawfordsville High School before becoming a banker at Hoosier Heartland State Bank. On June 7, 2008, she married Robert “Bob” Long, together they loved to travel including spending four weeks in Colorado and many trips to the beach.

Surviving family includes: husband Bob; children, Steve (Janet) Covington, Tisha (Ryan) DeLeeuw, Shane (Tammy) Long and Janna Quinn; grandchildren, Hanna (Ken), Austin (Abby), Ryan, Jake, Daegon, Lauren, Adian, Marian, Obi, Cameron, Enoch, Ephriam, Renee; great-grandchildren, Ava, Adele, Archer and Willow; brothers, Gene (Barb) McKinney, Glenn (Mary Rose) McKinney, Doug (Kathy) McKinney, Bennie McKinney, Jerry McKinney and Earl (Cheryl) McKinney; and sisters, Barbara (Tom) Howell and Pearl McKinney.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister Ella Mae Krout; sister-in-law Janet McKinney; and late husband Charles Douglas.

Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Service will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home, led by Pastor Tom Camp. After the service Geri will be laid to rest at Oak Hill North Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to

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