Donna Kay Long, 71, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at Linda White Hospice in Evansville.

She was born May 15, 1947, the daughter of Owen and Helen (Terry) Cullivan in Gibson County, Indiana. She married Robert Luvern Long on March 9, 1991. He preceded her in death on June 7, 2018, after 27 years of marriage. Donna worked at Champion Labs and Roadmaster for many years.

Left to cherish Donna’s memory is her children Greg Sutton and his wife Terri of Olney, Vincent Sutton and Vickie Mathis, Zelbert Sutton and his wife Nancy, and Donnie Sutton, all of Mt. Carmel; four step children; eleven grandchildren and several step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Robin Kinney and her husband Michael; and a brother-in-law, Ronnie Linxwiler.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert L. Long; son, Delbert M. Sutton; siblings, Charles Cullivan and Carolyn Linxwiler.

Per her wishes, Donna will be cremated and there will be no service.

Condolences may be made online at

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Donna’s family.

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