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Francis Franklin Long, Sr. 90, of Newkirk, Oklahoma, died Sunday (October 21, 2012) at his residence. Graveside services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Wednesday (October 24, 2012) at the Parker Cemetery. The family will greet friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. "Frank" was born May 13, 1922, in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, to Harry and Mary "Mamie" Long. He was a Native American of Potawatomi descent. He married Deloris Keith on Otcober 11, 1941, in Pawhuska. The couple has made their home in Texas, Winfield and Wichita Kansas, they were longtime Arkansas City and later Newkirk residents. Frank served in the United States Army during WWII as a medic with the 45th Battalion in the European Theatre of Operations. Frank retired from General Electric Jet Engine Facility at Strother Field. He was an true sportsman, with a love of Coyote and Coon hunting, fishing, and horse racing. He spent his past time at casinos and bingo parlors. Frank was a member of the Sheldon Beaty Post 18, American Legion of Arkansas City. He will be dearly missed. Survivors include his loving wife of 71 years, Deloris of the home; two daughters Glenna Bevenue and Tonya Ballinger all of Newkirk; three sons Frank, Jr. and his wife Paula Long of Copan, Oklahoma, Doug and his wife Hilda Long of Corpus Christi, Texas, Danny and his wife Stephanie Long of Shawnee, Oklahoma, a sister Lois Caldwell of Pearland, Texas; brother-in-law Bennie and his wife Donna Keith of Tulsa, sister-in-law Doris Watson of Glenpool, Oklahoma; and his Lakota son Edward and his wife Donna Blackcloud, 26 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, a son Morris "Butch" Long, a sister Louise Snyder and granddaughters Shannon Long and Madyn Thompson. A memorial has been established with Hospice of North Central Oklahoma. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Arrangements are being made through the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City. Online condolences may be made at www.rindt-erdman.com

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