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Please visit the following link Saturday, May 15 at 11:00am to view the service.
Mick Corless, 24, of Mission Hills, Kansas, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021, in a tragic single-vehicle auto accident. After a day of studying for finals, while enjoying a late spring evening drive above the Country Club Plaza, his life ended in an instant -- leaving family and friends broken-hearted.
A gentleman from his first day, Mick followed his twin sister, Molly, into the world on May 31, 1996, in Oklahoma City. He was a 2014 graduate of Rockhurst High School. Art, drafting, choir, and a Jesuit tradition founded his education. He lettered as a cross-country runner and earned art honors, including the cover of the 2014 student publication, The Rock Collection, that featured a portrait of his dad.
Mick was a scholarship student at the Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, California. He was a talented artist on the cusp of realizing his creative potential thanks to the support of many educators and mentors. Nothing brought greater joy than sharing his art, and his family is deeply grateful for the body of work he leaves behind.
Generous with his time and talents, Mick gave much in his short life. Giving art, mentoring others, volunteering, and speaking out on social justice issues, he made straight a crooked path that inspired many friends.
Mick enjoyed the scenic route with an eclectic soundtrack. His longboard, climbing gear, and camping tents were always ready for adventure. A soul that belonged outdoors -- tubing the Yampa, kayaking in Seaside, skiing fresh powder, and wandering in the woods.
Warm, freckle-framed brown eyes with an active mind, he was endlessly curious about the world around him. A goofball at heart that loved to laugh and a gentle soul that felt deeply, his bright smile will be missed by his best friend and twin sister, Molly Lorene Corless; his parents, Sara Kristin Greb Corless and Michael James Corless; his grandmother, Lita Lou Greb; and his great aunt, Joann Corless. Many aunts, uncles, and cousins were incredibly blessed to have him in their lives for a short time.
Those that knew and loved Mick are invited to remember and celebrate his life 11:00 am Saturday, May 15 at Saint Ann Catholic Church, 7231 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. A reception will follow in the gymnasium.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages all to consider a gift in his honor to the following organizations: Laguna College of Art and Design (www.lcad.edu), Rockhurst High School art program (www.rockhursths.edu), or the Douglas County Community Foundation to support the arts in Lawrence, Kansas (www.dccfoundation.org).
Mass of Christian Burial St. Ann's Catholic Church
Saturday, May 15, 2021
7231 Mission RoadPrairie Village, Kansas 66208
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