Posted by Tracie Sanchez on Nov 10, 2017
It is with heart breaking sadness that we have lost a fellow Rotarian, and a dear friend, Kelli Delong.  Kelli passed away Wednesday night in her sleep from a seizure.  Please keep her family in your prayers. Kelli was loved by everyone and her spirit lit up every room she entered. All of our hearts are broken today.

Kelli Jo DeLong, age 48, of Lima, passed away 4:14 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born Oct. 30, 1969 in Celina, Ohio to Larry J. and Sharon A. Fell Pingry, who survive in Celina. She married Doug DeLong April 18, 2003 and he survives in Lima.

Kelli's passion was her work at Springview Manor. She cherished her relationships with the residents, coworkers and work associates. Her true love was the horses. She put her heart and soul into each and every one. She treasured her friends and families in the Equine industry. Her passion, her desire and her drive to be better will truly be missed.

Additional survivors include a brother Todd (Suzanne) Pingry of Powell, Ohio and their son Carson, an aunt Kathy Thomas of Lake James, IN, an Uncle Steve (Sherry) Pingry and their son Brian & family; In-laws: Dennis (Jean) DeLong of Wapakoneta, brother-in-law David (Ashley) DeLong of Wapakoneta, sister-in-law Michele (Rob) Seidel and nephews: David, Grant, Ethan and Grady all of Greenwich, Ohio.

The family will receive friends 2-6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The memorial service will follow at 6.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer's Association and online condolences may be shared at