Martha “Jean” Longbottom

Columbiana — Martha “Jean” Longbottom, age 84, of Columbiana, died on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Parkside Health Care Center, Columbiana.

She was born on February 22, 1932 in New Waterford, a daughter of the late Curtis F. and Esther E. Crook Hively.

Jean was a homemaker and loved sewing. She really enjoyed sewing for the other residents at Parkside Health Care Center.

Her husband, Wyman E. Longbottom, whom she married on June 18, 1954, preceded her in death on May 27, 2012.

She is survived by a daughter, Michele Messner of Columbiana, OH; two sons, Jeffrey A. Longbottom of Columbiana, and Jerome Longbottom of Bismarck, ND; two sisters, Greta Berger Miller of Columbiana and Marilyn Whiting of New Wilmington, PA.; two brothers, John and Roy Hively, both of New Waterford; a grandson, Matthew Messner of Youngstown and a great granddaughter, Madison Messner.

Jean was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lisa Longbottom and by three sisters, Grace Merreot, Joyce Tomlinson and Carolyn Witmer.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

No formal services will be observed.

Burial will be at the Washingtonville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com.


(Paid obituary)