Naoma Jean Long, 76 of Louisville, KY, passed away on May 6, 2019, at home from an extended illness while surrounded by her family.

She was born July 30, 1942, in Logan, WV, the daughter of the late John Caisey Scaggs and Ollie Eskey Meadows Scaggs.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William Neal Long; her second husband, Gerald “Jerry” Chovanec; one sister, Wilma Conley; brothers, William “Bill” Scaggs, and James “Jim” Scaggs.

Naoma was a mother of four children and a grandmother of six, soon to be seven. She was a 4-H All-Star, a caretaker of the elderly, a member of the Laborers’ International Union of North America also serving as a union steward. She was a Ward Clerk at Jackson General Hospital in Ripley, WV, where she retired.

She is survived by two daughters, Sherie Long of Louisville, KY, Tracy (Mike) Drespling of Olmsted Township, OH; two sons, Robert (Georgianne) Long of Ravenswood, WV, Christopher (Angela) Chovanec of Victoria, TX; six grandchildren, Savannah Kennedy, Madilyn Drespling, Olivia Long, Anna Long, Sarah Chovanec, Emily Chovanec, and soon to be Mathew Gerald Lee Chovanec.

Her request for cremation and no viewing will be honored, with a graveside service conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Otterbein Cemetery in Evans, WV for family and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roush Funeral Home, P.O. Box 933, Ravenswood, WV 26164, to assist family with expenses.

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