Stephen David Cory, 68, of Olathe, KS, passed away on Nov. 19, 2017, at Olathe Medical Center, following a battle with lymphoma.

Steve was born on June 23, 1949, in Wiesbaden, Germany, son of Ward and Dorothy Cory. Growing up in a military family, Steve and his family lived in many places in the United States, including his favorite, Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii.  His family later settled in the Kansas City area, and Steve graduated from Belton High School in 1968.

Steve attended Air Traffic Control School at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS.  He then served in the United States Air Force from 1969-1973, in Okinawa and Oklahoma, as an air traffic controller.

Steve worked as a sales representative for several home improvement companies, until he retired in 2015.  He also worked part time at UPS from 2004 until the present time.

In 1991 Steve met his future wife, Anne Egan Cory, and they were married in 1992. Their family was complete in 1996, when their daughter, Megan Cory was born.

Steve is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Carolyn Schroering.  He is survived by his wife and daughter, as well as brothers Ward and Stuart (Teena), sisters Cynthia Cory Roy (Jeff), Melanie Long, and Susan Poskin (Greg), brothers-in-law Tom Egan (Jennie), Mike Egan (Julie), Larry Egan (Colleen), and Marty Schroering, sisters-in-law Jean Egan Cramer (Al), and Terri Egan Follis (Ed), and many loving nieces and nephews, great-nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wed., Nov. 22 at 11:00 am at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 16000 W. 143 St., Olathe, KS, with a visitation from 9:30-11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway #202, Mission, KS 66202.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Olathe Cancer Care, as well as the wonderful staff at Olathe Medical Center, for their great care.  Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.

Steve was a wonderful man, who will be greatly missed.

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