OBITUARY

Isabelle K. Couri

March 31, 1927March 2, 2019
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Isabelle K. Couri, 91, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Heddington Oaks in West Peoria, Illinois surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 31, 1927 in Peoria, Illinois to John and Cecilia (Bojalad) Mallow. She married Dr. Peter J. Couri Sr. on November 26, 1950 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on August 19, 2005 in Peoria. She is also preceded in death by two brothers, Edmund and Raymond Mallow. Surviving are six children, Dr. Peter (Barbara) Couri Jr., Stephen (Elizabeth) Couri, Annie Couri, Alyce Knapp, Timothy (Dr. Michele) Couri and William (Connie) Couri all of Peoria, Illinois; sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren; there are many nieces and nephews. Isabelle lived her life in selfless devotion to her husband, Dr. Peter, and her six children, with a love and peaceful calm so rare to find today. She was always with a smile, and there when her relatives and friends were in need. Her station wagons hauled hundreds of kids and elderly relatives through the years. She was a member of the Peoria Medical Auxiliary for 70 years, and a founding member of Lakeview Museum holding fundraisers in her house in the early 1960’s. Isabelle supported her first cousin Jim Maloof when he first started the St. Jude charity, introducing him to the medical community and walking from house to house with her St. Jude money can. Isabelle was also a member of the Itoo Society. She never went to sleep without her rosary in her hand and led a humble Christian life devoted to God. She passed surrounded by her children in peace. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father Stephen Willard will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 pm until 7 pm Tuesday at the Davison Fulton Woolsey Wilton Funeral Home and 30 minutes prior services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria. Memorials may be made to M.P. N. Peoria, P.O. Box 9576, Peoria, Illinois, 61612-9576 or to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. You may create an online condolence at www.woolsey-wilton.com.

  • FAMILY

  • John Mallow, Father
  • Cecilia Bojalad Mallow, Mother
  • Dr. Peter J. Couri Sr., Husband
  • Dr. Peter and Barbara Couri Jr., Son
  • Stephen and Elizabeth Couri, Son
  • Annie Couri, Daughter
  • Alyce Knapp, Daughter
  • Timothy and Dr. Michele Couri, Son
  • William and Connie Couri, Son
  • - Sixteen Grandchildren
  • - Two Great Grandchildren
  • Edmund Mallow, Brother
  • Raymond Mallow, Brother
  • - Many Neices and Nephews
  • Isabelle was preceded in death by her parents, John and Cecilia; husband, Peter; and brothers, Edmund and Raymond
  • DONATIONS

  • M.P.N. Peoria
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 6, 2019
REMEMBERING

Isabelle K. Couri

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Carol Rapp

March 6, 2019

Dear Couris,

Isabelle always had such a wonderful smile that she used easily and often! I will always remember how she would light up as she listened to all of your stories and laughter. She loved you so and I know she was well loved, too!

Rose Bryan Cromartie

March 5, 2019

Couri Family, Met your Mother when my Mother babysat the children in the late 1950’s. I sometimes came along. Mrs Couri was beautiful inside and out. A loving family and they were very good to my Mother. Know she will be missed by all.


Lorraine Stotts

March 5, 2019

My sympathy to all the family and especially Tim and his family. I remember your parents coming to the Peoria Heights Public Library where I had your children in Storyhour there. It has been years but I still remember well your kindness when my mother died and I am sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and we are praying for all of you at this time. "He is our peace." Eph 2:14 and know we are keeping you in our prayers. We will see her again when we also see Jesus Christ face to face just as she has. This is our hope.

John & Mary George

March 5, 2019

Mary and I enjoyed our trips to Vegas and Aruba with your parents. Our prayers are with your families. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother.

Tony LaHood

March 4, 2019

Isabelle was a great lady, and it is my privilege to have known her. May she enjoy heaven and eternal happiness.

Linda Baum

March 4, 2019

Alyce,

You have my deepest sympathy in the passing of your Loving Mother. May God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Love, Linda Baum

Theresa Aten

March 4, 2019

Peter and Family,

My deepest sympathies on your loss.

Theresa Aten
Milwaukee WI

Dick and Sue Mottor

March 3, 2019

Tim and family: I was so sorry last night when I heard your Mom had passed away. Please convey our thoughts and prayers to all of your family. I have such pleasant memories as your Mom and I worked together at visitations at Woolsey-Wilton. Lots of good talks and laughs. I always remember her telling me she sure hoped that I was around when she passed away to help with the visitation and service. What a tremendous heritage your folks have left for you and your brothers and sisters along with grandchildren. Sad to say in these days many families fall short of enjoying that great privilege. I am sorry we are not able to be there but because of medical reasons, I am not able to travel at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and trust that the many great memories you have will help in the days and future ahead. "Mottor"

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