Sophia Long, 95, formerly of Stuttgart, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Phillips County Retirement Center, Phillipsburg.

She was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Phillips County to Leonard and Mary (Hoffman) Merkein.

Survivors include a son, Larry, Hays; a daughter, Janice Solida, Phillipsburg; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stuttgart; burial in Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, both at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg.

Memorials are suggested to the church or hospice services.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, both at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www. olliffboeve.com.