In Remembrance Of

Gene Long

Chester Eugene Long, 97, of Dearborn, MO passed away June 25, 2024.

He was born on January 1, 1927, to Delpha (Bailey) Long in Marshall, MO where he grew up and attended school. He served his country in the U.S. Navy where he served in WWII. After his honorable discharge he returned to Marshall, Missouri where he completed high school. Gene then received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri, in Columbia.

On February 19, 1948, he was united in marriage to Emogene Patchin. After their marriage they lived in Columbia, MO, Rock Port, MO and in 1953 they returned to the family farm near Dearborn, MO where they made their home. Emogene passed away on May 4, 2011.

He was a member of the Dearborn United Methodist Church. Gene was also a member of the Platte County Steam and Gas Association and the Edgerton American Legion Post #445.

Gene loved farming, John Deere Tractors and all animals especially cats. He also enjoyed fishing and deer hunting with his buddies.

He was preceded in death by his wife Emogene Long; his parents Allan and Delpha Kriesel; and his brother Eldon Kriesel.

Gene is survived by his daughter, Patricia Long, Kansas City, MO; brother Ronnie Kriesel; sister Betty Cornine; several nieces and nephews and many loving friends.

Visitation: 12:30-2:00 p.m. with Funeral Services at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 28th at the Dearborn United Methodist Church
Burial with Military Honors at Dearborn Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, Donations to University of Missouri Veterinary School or the University of Missouri Agricultural School.

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Service Details


Burial with Military Honors Dearborn Cemetery


12;30-2:00 p.m. Friday, June 28th at Dearborn United Methodist Church


2:00 p.m. Friday June 28th at Dearborn United Methodist Church

Comments & condolences


  • Don Comeaux

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Me Long was one of the nicest and gentle people I have ever met. I’m sure Imogene and Mr Long are happy to be together again. Many thoughts and prayers for you at this difficult time. Luv ya , Don

  • Pam Guyer

    Patricia, we are so very sorry for the loss of your dad. He was such a nice man. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs

  • Craig Williams


    Gene was 1 of the nicest men I’ve met. I knew both from my Grandparents (Leon & Velta) working many years with your Mom. I fished many times in their pond. Good memories.


  • Carlene Cockriel-Jean

    There are so many wonderful memories of times our families spent together. With you there in heart.
    Love, Carlene

  • Wendy Brodrick

    Pat I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved hearing stories you would share about your Dad! Praying for God to wrap you in his arms and comfort you through this difficult time. May his memories always bring a smile to your face.

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