Layton Long, 82, Osage City: Feb. 27, 1935 – Dec. 9, 2017

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Layton Long, 82, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. He was born on Feb. 27, 1935, in Iuka, Kan., the son of Gleason and Frances Shelinbarger Long.

After living in Iuka and Emporia, Kan., Layton had lived in Osage City, Kan., most of his life.

Layton graduated from Osage City High School in 1953. He worked as a mechanic most of his life – for Davenport Equipment, Dav​e Dorr Motors and in 1959, bought Olson-Long Garage. In 1977, he purchased Osage Auto Supply. In retirement he became a cowboy for the Porter Ranch, near Emporia.

Layton served in the Army Reserves, was a member of the Osage City United Methodist Church, a 55-year member of Lions Club, member of Bass Masters, member of the Osage City Fire Department, serving as Fire Chief for a time, and was a baseball coach for several years.

On Oct. 18, 1953, Layton was married to JoAnn Jackson, in Osage City.

Layton was preceded in death by his parents, Gleason and Frances, and a brother, DeLayne Long, on May 29, 1991.

Layton is survived by his wife, JoAnn, of the home; four children, David (Glenda) Long, Louisburg, Kan., and Debby (Gerald) Fagan, Dan (Jennie) Long, and Deanna (Jim) Davenport, all of Osage City; two sisters, Beverly (Roger) Bard, Waynesville, N.C., and Linda (Clyde) Jackson, Osage City; 10 grandchildren, Julie (Aaron) Cain, Brad Long, Gerad (Debbie) Fagan, Derek Fagan, Colton Fagan, Connor Fagan, Jake Lahr, Faith Long, Amanda (Spencer) Johnson and Adam Pollman; and six great-grandchildren, Jenna Cain, Wes Cain, Jack Neale, Kolby Fagan, Aiden Fagan and Bentley Fagan.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Osage City United Methodist Church, 219 S. Sixth St., Osage City. Burial will be in the Osage City Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, in the church​ fellowship hall​.

Memorial contributions may be made to K.C. Cares​ for Kids​ (this supports children who are fighting cancer, as Layton’s great-granddaughter Jenna Cain is in her second battle with cancer). Memorials may be sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences for the family may be left at

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