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Kathleen Long Tew

Kathleen Long Tew, 103, passed away Sunday September 6, 2015 in Ocala, FL. Kathleen was a long time resident of Gainesville, FL. She was born November 5, 1911 in New Martinsville, West Virginia and moved to Sanford, Florida as a child. After graduating from the Florida State College for Women (now FSU) she moved to Gainesville in 1935 and was married to Ben Cogburn, a UF professor, until his death in 1940. Kathleen was later married in 1944 to Roy E. Tew, a UF speech professor, until his death in 2000. Kathleen taught Science and Spanish at Gainesville High School. She was a member of the Gainesville Woman’s Club, the University Woman’s Club, the Junior League and Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She was an avid Bridge Club member. She joined First Presbyterian Church, Gainesville in 1935 where she served over the years as Youth Director, Sunday School Teacher, President and Treasurer of the Church Women. She is preceded in death by her two husbands, Ben and Roy; her parents, Roscoe and Louise Long; and two sisters; Gretchen and Virginia. She is survived by her 4 daughters: Judy Lawrence of LaGrange, GA, Brenda O’Quinn of Eagle Lake, FL, Elaine Cox of Ocala, FL, and Ginny Quakenbush of Gainesville, FL: 9 Grandchildren, Chris Stokes, Kathy Standige, Katie Kimball, Scott Lawrence, Jana Prevatt, David Quakenbush, Ember Norman, Sharon Quakenbush-Banks, Michael Quackenbush; and her Great-Grandchildren, Christopher, Caroline, Ella, Hayden, Maren, George. The Celebration of Life Service will take place at First Presbyterian Church 300 SW 2nd Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601 on Friday September 11, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Friends and family are invited to gather for visitation one hour prior. Donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church for “Music Ministry”.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!