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Stephen Leroy Reedy

July 16, 1943 — August 7, 2022

Stephen Leroy Reedy, 79, formerly of Hanover, KS, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022 in Goldsboro, NC. Funeral services were held at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hanover on Saturday, August 13 at 11 am. A private interment was held at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Steve was born on July 16, 1943, in San Antonio, TX, while his parents, Elvin and Kathleen Reedy, were stationed at Randolph Field. The family returned to Hanover, KS, where Steve and his siblings were raised. After graduating from high school, he farmed with his father for a year, then at his mother’s urging, Steve matriculated to Kansas State University. He earned a B.S. in Agriculture in 1966 and a M.S. in Agriculture Education in 1971. Steve returned to the Washington/Cloud County area to teach and farm, earning the Kansas Outstanding Young Vocational Agriculture Teacher award and Kansas FFA Distinguished Service Award. In 1972, Steve and his family moved to North Carolina where he launched a new commercial hog breeding operation. He lived in NC for most of his adult life, with unique and interesting careers, including stints as hog farmer, antique dealer, and novice monk, before returning to his vocation as a teacher. Steve was much more interested in work than hobbies, but he also enjoyed reading (particularly religious texts), gardening, and visiting with his family. Survivors include his children, Deborah Mark (Eugene) of Bethesda, MD, Donna Reedy (Rodney Stewart) of Godwin, NC, and Douglas Reedy (Elisiev) of Sheridan, MT; grandchildren, Bethany Owen (Robby), Savannah Howard, Kassidy Cottle (Michael), Kathleen Mark, Josephine Mark, James Reedy, Eirik Reedy, and Alexander Reedy; great-grandchildren, Landen Owen and Bailey, Adalyn, and Layla Cottle; siblings, Peg King, Francis Reedy, Linda Greenup, Patti Wilson, Barbara Hamblen, Becky Willmott and Kathy Mies; numerous extended family and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and Kathleen (nee Singleton) Reedy; and sister, Karen Reedy. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to support St. John’s Church and School in Hanover. Contributions may be sent in care of the Hanover Mortuary. Video of funeral for Stephen Reedy To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Stephen Leroy Reedy, please visit our flower store.

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