Karla Long, age 79, passed away on September 30,2021 after a long illness. She was born in Canton, Ohio to the late Robert Long Sr. and Sheila Stewart Robertson.
Karla was preceded in death by her half-brother, Steven Garee and brother, Robert Long, Jr. She married Michael Graves and he preceded her in death. Karla was also preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Graves.
She was very proud of her Scottish heritage and participated in Highland dancing as a young girl. Karla was a longtime resident of Lakewood and graduated from Lakewood High School.
Karla made her home in Maumee, Ohio for many years and was active in the Presbyterian church there. She enjoyed a personal relationship with her Savior. She was employed by United Parcel Services but enjoyed her retirement in later years. She loved people and was always engaged in life. She enjoyed her friendships at Rockport Senior Living and Wyant Woods Health Center.
Karla is survived by her son, Michael Graves II; and daughter, Jennifer Graves Pritchett. Her grandchildren are Michael Graves III, Nathan Pritchett and Mason Pritchett. Her great grandson is Mason Graves.
It was her wish to be cremated and services will be held at a later date.