May 11, 1951 - March 10, 2021
Mary C. Long (Ratway), beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and cherished friend, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2021 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mary was born on May 11, 1951 to Catherine J. Conley and Joseph Ratway in Sullivan, Indiana. Mary was close to her five siblings: Joe, Jerry, Alice, Tim and Tom Ratway. Mary grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated from Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1969. Mary then attended Draughon’s Business College in Oklahoma City. She spent 20 plus years working at Kerr McGee before retiring from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2014. Prior to her retirement she enjoyed her employment at OU Health Sciences Center. It was during her career that she developed lifelong friendships that last until the very end. Her outgoing personality and competitive spirit kept her busy during those days as she was an active bowler in several leagues as well as umpiring and playing softball, where she met her husband. Mary married the love of her life, Tom Long, in 1982 and they enjoyed nearly 39 wonderful years together, and they have two children, Lauren Long and Jordan Long. Mary loved her family more than anything and enjoyed life to the fullest. Mary was known for her unwavering work ethic and she enjoyed her various roles in business management throughout her career. Mary cherished her time with her friends and family, game nights, and watching OU football, working in her yard and planting flowers every spring. And was well-known for her hilarious sense of humor, her million dollar smile, and her famous spaghetti sauce. Her genuine, kind heart and optimistic personality drew people to her and she loved getting to know those who crossed her path throughout her life. She is dearly loved by her family and friends who will miss her sharp wit, one-liners, and her passion for life. Mary is survived by her husband, Tom; her daughter, Lauren; her son, Jordan (Katy Eden); her brother, Joe (Joy); her brother, Jerry (Mary Jeanne); her sister, Alice; her brother, Tom (Mary Beth); and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents, Joseph and Catherine, and her brother, Tim. The family would like to thank Mary’s providers and staff at Integris Baptist Medical Center, especially the Wound Care Center and Advanced Cardiac Care. If you knew Mary then you knew she always wanted a party to celebrate her life. In honoring her wishes, a celebration will take place for her family and friends this spring.
Mary C. Long (Ratway), beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and cherished friend, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2021 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mary was born on May 11, 1951 to Catherine J. Conley and Joseph Ratway in Sullivan, Indiana.... View Obituary & Service Information
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