Obituaries detail

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 https://app.easytithe.com/g3/  or Good Shepard Hospice,  https://goodshepherdhospice.com/donations/
 
Additional Service:
Memorial Service
Location:
Rainbow Mennonite Church
Address:
1444 Southwest Boulevard
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66103
Date of Service:
Apr 15 ,2017
Time of Service:
04:00 pm
Additional Information:
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Kristen (Oswald) Farnet Apr 09 ,2017

Grade school friend to Haley ,Basehor ,Kansas

Joe & Kim Fabi Apr 09 ,2017

Friend ,Woodbury ,Minnesota

Dana Paige Apr 09 ,2017

Sara and Joseph Mwagura Apr 09 ,2017

friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Paula McAllister Apr 09 ,2017

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Lee Budesheim Apr 09 ,2017

H.S. friend of Gary ,Omaha ,Nebraska

Vern Lynn Apr 10 ,2017

Lynn Family ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Sandy Nichols Robinson Apr 10 ,2017

college friend ,Wilson ,Kansas

Phillip and Tammy Sass Apr 10 ,2017

High School Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Pat Johnson Apr 10 ,2017

Dental office professional ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Katie Michalski Apr 10 ,2017

Life long friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Tom Dux Apr 10 ,2017

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Tara Karr Apr 10 ,2017

Former co-worker of Gary ,Indianapolis ,Indiana

Angela Vlasic (Zeleznak) Apr 10 ,2017

Friend ,Basehor ,Kansas

Kylie Greischar Apr 10 ,2017

Friend to Haley ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Roger Bardsley Apr 10 ,2017

Co-Worker ,Dayton ,Ohio

Phil and Beth Ashley Apr 10 ,2017

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Dennis Carnahan Apr 10 ,2017

Friend ,Lawrence ,Kansas

Thomas R. Fields Apr 11 ,2017

Friend ,Leawood ,Kansas

Sandee Life Apr 11 ,2017

College friend ,Estes Park ,Colorado

Mindy Sympson-Stagner Apr 11 ,2017

Classmate ,Stilwell ,Kansas

Deb Neher Apr 17 ,2017

college dorm mate ,Burlington ,Vermont