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Tracy L. Long
Apr 26,1961---Apr 07,2017

Tracy Long, 55, finished her fight with ovarian cancer on April 7, 2017. She was born in McPherson, KS on April 26, 1961 to Jerry and Joan Griffis (McPherson, KS). She attended McPherson High School and McPherson College where she was a three sport letterman. She married Gary Long on May 19, 1984. She raised three children and was blessed to spend one wonderful year with her only granddaughter.

Tracy was a Chemist and a phenomenal athlete. She was a pioneer in woman’s sports and in the workplace. She was never afraid to jump in a pickup basketball game. She exhibited the same strength and aggressiveness during her fight against cancer as she did on the basketball court. She never let her cancer hold her back. While undergoing weekly chemotherapy treatments, she walked nearly every day and played golf several times a week. Her strength and courage was an inspiration to everyone around her.
Tracy had a deep love for her family and friends. She opened her heart and home to family and friends who needed a place to stay or an ear to listen. Through this openness she developed a deep bond with her oldest niece Bailey. She left an impact on those who felt her love and kindness. She is survived by her husband Gary Long, daughter Kelsy Allison (Jake Allison), daughter Haley Long (Bruce Rushing), son Riley Long, granddaughter Evelyn Allison, parents, Jerry and Joan Griffis, sister Cindy Schrad (Doug Schrad), a nephew, and six nieces. She is preceded in death by her son Connor Long.
A celebration of life will take place on April 15, 2017 at Rainbow Mennonite Church, 1444 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66103, at 4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rainbow Mennonite Church at  or Good Shepard Hospice,
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Memorial Service
Rainbow Mennonite Church
1444 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City
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Date of Service:
Apr 15 ,2017
Time of Service:
04:00 pm
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