Christine Mary Long
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Christine Mary Long
  • April 6, 1958 - July 14, 2017
  • Newburgh, Indiana

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Christine "Chris" (Keller) Long, 59, of Newburgh, Indiana passed away on July 14, 2017. She was born on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1958 in Evansville, Indiana to Mary Kay and Lawrence Keller.

She worked for St. Mary's Hospital as a networking engineer (aka computer nerd) for over 20 years. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church as well as the Women's Clabber Guild of Newburgh where she still holds the longest winning streak of 19 games. She attended Ball State University for a number of semesters that do not need to be discussed, but graduated in 1984 from ITT Technical Institute magna cum geeky with a degree in Electronic Engineering.

Chris enjoyed golf, gardening, fishing, cooking, and canning. Many of her favorite memories included time spent camping or on the lake with her friends and family. Tales of the Keller girls' trips are legendary and will be shared for generations to come. The Keller's still fondly know her as the "Brutalizer" for a nasty incident involving a swimming pool, a sister, and a game of Spoons. Chris was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. As a long-time camping buddy of Joe Maddon and Theo Epstein, Chris was an integral part of the trades that went into building the 2016 World Series Championship Team. Go Cubs Go!

Chris is preceded in death by her parents, Mary Kay and Lawrence Keller.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Mike Long and daughters, Whitney Long and Kelsey Tingley, husband Chris, her sisters Madonna Reynolds, Rose Montrastelle, husband Mark, Susan Oeth, husband Bill, as well as one brother, Greg Keller, wife Judi. In addition, Chris was the favorite aunt of her many nieces and nephews (but we all know who her favorite niece was).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Christ the King Church, 3010 E. Chandler, officiated by Fr. Alex Zenthoefer, with burial in St. Rupert Catholic Cemetery. Friends may visit Monday from 12:00 to 8:00 PM at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, with a Rosary Service at 7:00 PM and Tuesday from 9:00 AM until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Annunciation Parish, 3101 Bayard Park Dr. Evansville, IN 47714.