Obituary for Monzell Long (Rockwell)
Monzell May (Rockwell) Long, 95, of Paden City, WV passed from this life on Friday, August 25, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born August 1, 1922 at Paden City, WV and was the daughter of John Ova Rockwell and Margaret Louise Newbrough Rockwell. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Margaret Underwood and husband of 66 years, Mont Edward Long. She is survived by her son Kenneth Edward Long (Michele) of Vienna, WV a daughter Cathy Long Rich (Alan) of Beckley, WV, three granddaughters, Amanda Long Dorr (Carl) of Manassas, VA, Anna Danielle Long of Wilmington, NC, Diana Rich Betkijian (Greg) of Beckley, WV, one grandson, Samuel Alan Rich (Holly) of Morgantown, WV, one sister, Virginia Rockwell Minger of New Matamoras, OH, one brother-in-law, James Bradford Long of Paden City, WV, five great grandchildren, Julian Michael and Jamison Patrick Dorr, Allison Grace, Ella Faith, and Evelyn Hope Betkijian and several nieces and nephews. She treasured each of them.
Monzell graduated from Magnolia High School in 1941. During World War II, she moved to Miami, FL to work for Voltaire Aircraft Corporation. She proudly worked as Rosie the Riveter. Upon returning to West Virginia, she worked at the Paden City Pottery. She was a homemaker, but also played a vital role in the operation of two businesses, Long Brothers Construction and Long Brothers Gas Company along with her husband, Ed and brother-in-law, Brad.
Monzell was a faithful member of the Church of Christ at Paden City, WV for 82 years. She was a devoted student of the Bible, teaching her family, children and grandchildren, “raising them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord,” Ephesians 6:4. She enjoyed singing praises to God both in worship and during family gatherings.
Monzell was a wonderful cook and truly enjoyed preparing meals for her family. In April of this year, just as she has done countless times before, she made lemon cookies, apple pie and homemade potato salad for a family wedding shower. She was a big fan of the PCHS Wildcats and spent many years working with the PCHS Band Patrons. She was also faithful to WVU, always making sure to find out what channel the Mountaineers would be playing on. She enjoyed making wreaths and flower arrangements for craft shows and weddings. She loved to give these as gifts to friends and loved ones.
The family would like to thank the staff at Reynolds Memorial Hospital and Amedisys Hospice for their care during her illness. Monzell was dearly loved by her family. “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies,” Proverbs 31:10.
Friends may call August 27, 2017 at the Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home in Paden City, WV. Visitation will be held from 1-5 p.m. The funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Paden City Church of Christ with Brian Price officiating. Those serving as pallbearers will be Samuel Rich, Alan Rich, Carl Dorr III, Greg Betkijian, Courtney Witschey and Pat Malone. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to: Paden City Flag Fund, P.O. Box 233, Paden City, WV 26159 or Paden City Wildcat Band, 201 N. 4th Ave., Paden City, WV 26159.