Ella Marie Born died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at McPherson. She was 88 years old.
Marie was born on Dec. 18, 1927, at Belvidere to Oliver and Florence Tetrick.
She was a graduate of Cunningham High School in 1944. She married John Leslie Fitzsimmons on Feb. 22, 1947, at Pratt. She later married Dee Long of Kingman. He passed away in May, 1983.
In February of 1988, she was married to Leo Saunders Graves at Kingman. Leo passed away in May of 1993.
On April 20, 1996, Marie married Wilbert Dean Born at McPherson.
Survivors include her husband, Wilbert of the home; two daughters, Suzan Fitzsimmons Anderson and husband, Chris, of Lindsborg and Cynthia Ball and husband, Mike, of Andover; daughter-in-law, Katie Fitzsimmons of Pawnee Rock; step-sons, Vernon Long and wife, Jodie, of Decatur, Alabama, Dwight Graves of Warner, New Hampshire, and Randy Graves of Napa, California; step-daughters, Jeaneen Craft and Kathy Graves of Napa, California; step-sons, Jeffery Born of McPherson and Michael Born and wife, Wendi, of Olathe; step-daughter, Janet Johnson and husband, Jerry, of Fort Worth, Texas; brother, James Tetrick of Kingman; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sons, James Lee Fitzsimmons, who died at the age of 33 of cancer, and John Leslie Fitzsimmons, Jr. who died at the age of 58 of cancer.
The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at Grace Bible Church, 1215 N. Grimes St., McPherson with Pastor Rich Duerksen officiating. A private inurnment will be held at North Inman Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Grace Mission or Vanderpol Christian Academy, Inc. in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.