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Margie Elaine (Cornelius) Cory

December 21, 1959 ~ May 12, 2017 (age 57)

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Celebration of Life
May 20, 2017

2:00 PM
Iowa River Conservation Club
299 N 7th Street
Steamboat Rock, IA 50672

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Margie Elaine Cory, 57, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 in her home surrounded by family after a three year battle with pancreatic cancer. A private memorial service for close family and friends will be held 11:00 am Saturday, May 20, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church; 611 Sherman Ave; Ackley, Iowa 50601. A celebration of life will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Steamboat Rock Boat Club; Iowa River Conservation Club; 299 N 7th St; Steamboat Rock, Iowa 50672. Memorials may be directed to: Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research; 1111 Stewart Avenue; Bethpage, New York 11714; c/o Linn’s Funeral Home; 1521 Washington Avenue; Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126. The Linn's Funeral Home in Iowa Falls is helping the family with arrangements. 


Margie Elaine Cornelius was born on December 21, 1959 to Glen and Teresa [Miller] Cornelius in Carroll, Iowa. She was married to Craig “BooBoo” Cory on September 6, 1978. Together they had five children: Jamie, Paul, Weldon, David and Jodie. She spent many years working dietary at numerous nursing homes in the area. Her latest was at the Presbyterian Village in Ackley, Iowa. Margie enjoyed the rest of her time babysitting. Spending time with her grandchildren was what she enjoyed the most. She also enjoyed crafts and going to watch her grandchildren’s games, dance recitals, choir concerts, and other school functions. Her grandchildren were the light of her life.


She is survived by her husband Craig “BooBoo” Cory; her children: Jamie (Kenny) Fish of Quincy, Illinois, Weldon Cory of Iowa Falls, Iowa, David Cory and his fiancée Jessica Sorensen of Iowa Falls, Jodie Hoodjer of Ackley, Iowa and son-in-law Josh Hoodjer of Ackley; 10 grandchildren: Jacob Fish, Samantha Fish, Daisy Klaas, Rory Manning, Steven Durring, Addison Fish, Kashton Cory, Jayken Hoodjer, Joscelyn Hoodjer and Jay Cory; several extended adopted grandchildren; two special-like daughters: Jessica Risius and Cassie Noreman; her siblings: Diane [Denny] Reetz of Maple River, Iowa, James [Patreicia] Cornelius of Perry, Iowa, Joyce [Rodger] Behren of Carroll, Iowa, Russell [Barb] Cornelius of Carroll, and Annette Douglas of Glidden, Iowa; a sister-in-law: Nancy Cornelius of Sac City, Iowa, and many nieces, nephews, a great-niece, and a great-nephew. Margie Cory was preceded in death by both parents: Glen and Teresa Cornelius; a son: Paul Cory; two brothers: Kenneth Cornelius and Richard “Dick” Cornelius; a sister: Gloria Ann Cornelius; and one brother-in-law: Kent Douglas.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Lustgarten Foundation - Pancreatic Cancer Research
1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage NY 11714
Tel: 1-866-789-1000

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