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Tracy Hett

A celebration of life for Trace of Copper owner Tracy Lee Hett, 55, who passed away Thursday at his home at Marion County Park and Lake, will be 11 a.m. Friday at the east shelter house, adjoined by green tents, at the lake.

Pastor Jeff Lee of Aulne Church will lead the celebration.

Tracy’s life began May 31, 1966, in Marion. A son of Lyndon and Neva (Kelsey) Hett, he was baptized at Aulne Church before graduating in 1984 from Marion High School.

Tracy was united in marriage to Geraldine Bresson on March 16, 1996, in Las Vegas. He worked with his dad for 11 years at Aulne Grain before starting Trace of Copper in 1990.

Tracy loved creating unique artwork in his shop at Trace of Copper and was widely known as a gifted artist.

He was a huge University of Kansas Jayhawk fan and an avid hunter and fisherman.

Tracy grew a bountiful garden every year, competing with his dad for the largest onion, as well as being a “chicken grower.”

His loving family includes his wife of 25 years, Geraldine of Marion; daughter Allison Hett of Marion; parents Lyndon and Neva Hett of Marion; siblings Travis Hett of Moundridge and Dusty (and wife Misty) Hett of Marion; nieces and nephews Ashley (and husband Steven) Honeycutt, Jeffrey Hett, Brittany Hett, and Koby Hett; and great-nieces and great-nephews Aaron Honeycutt, Brooke Honeycutt, and Julian Honeycutt.

Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the family.

Memorial contributions in Tracy’s name may be directed to Marion County Quail Forever in care of the funeral home.

Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Tracy at

Last modified July 8, 2021