Inez Geraldine "Gerry" Cather DeLong, age 81 of Ravenswood, WV, died April 25, 2000, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV.
She was born on November 26, 1918, in Jackson County, WV, the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Elizabeth LouBelle King Cather. She was a homemaker, a member of the Milhoan Ridge Baptist Church and she worked for the Jackson County Foster Grandparent Program.
She is survived by her sons, William Adria, Paul Chester, and Roy Lee DeLong, all of Murraysville, WV, and Roger Glen DeLong, San Diego, CA; daughters, Margie Ellen Adams, Baltimore, Ohio, Loretta Kay Carter and Leah Rae Dent, both of Rockport, WV, Rhonda Lynn Danko and Doris Anita Conger, both of Ravenswood, WV; 26 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Roy Chester DeLong; son, Michael Ray DeLong; 2 brothers, Herman and William Jack Cather; 1 sister, Vera Milhoan; and 2 great grandchildren.
Services will be held on Friday, April 28, 2000, at 2:00 p.m. at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Rev. Darrell Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, April 27, 2000, from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.