The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 27, 2013

Katherine Long


WESTVILLE — Katherine Long, 49, of Westville, passed away at 11:58 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Provena United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.

She was born on April 14, 1963, to Jerry and Linda Lou (Cook) Pluskis in Hammond.

She married Bruce Long on Nov. 29, 1986, in Tilton. He survives.

Other survivors include her sons, Randall Scott Cockrell, of Champaign, and Brandon Lee Pluskis, of Danville; daughter, Jessie Lolita Long, of Westville; grandchildren, Michael Marcellous Long, Stormy Porter and Kaitlyn Alexzandria Pluskis; her mother, Linda Lou (Kenny) Reffett; brother, Richard Pluskis; and sister Janet Stone; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Katherine was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Pluskis; and her sister Deanna Lynn Strawser.

A graduate of Georgetown High School Katherine worked as a manager for a number of years at a local Pizza Hut. She was a loving wife and devoted mother to her children. She enjoyed swimming at the local pool and took great pride in her three grandchildren.

A celebration of Katherine’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 29, at Sunset Funeral Home in Danville, with Pastor Raymie Gordon officiating and burial at Sunset Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville.

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