Jennifer R. “Jenny” Long, 51, of Rockford, IL died at 6:18 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2018 in River Bluff Nursing Home after a courageous battle with cancer.\r\n\r\nBorn September 11, 1967 in Rockford, IL the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald and Darlene (Miller) Smith. Graduated from Pecatonica High School, Class of 1985. Married Jan E. Long in Pecatonica, IL on October 15, 1994. She was employed as a claims processer for West Bend Mutual Insurance, worked in medical records for Roscrance, Van Mader and Easter Seals, was a secretary and therapist for Johnson Chiropractic in Winnebago and was an office administrator for Winnebago County Dental Society. She was a member of Holy Family Church in Rockford and a former member of Heartland Church. Jenny enjoyed scrapbooking. \r\n\r\nSurvivors include husband Jan E. Long and son Jared B. Long, both of Rockford, IL; brother Brian (Tressa) Smith, Janesville, WI and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.\r\n\r\nMemorial ceremonies will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018 in McCorkle Funeral Home-Countryman Chapel, 529 Washington Street, Pecatonica, IL with Reverend Tom Kingery officiating. Final resting place will be in Pecatonica Cemetery. Cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of ceremonies Saturday.\r\n\r\nA memorial is being established to the family.