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Sue Coury, age 94, died on Friday, October 6, 2017, in Wichita, Kan. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend.
Sue was born on July 19, 1923, to Joseph and Oyoun Chikhani Moufarrej, in Boxmaya, Batroun, Lebanon. She had six siblings: Mariam (deceased), Zeina, Isaac (deceased), Adele, Robert, and Elias.
She married Moses Coury on April 11, 1949, in Lebanon, and he brought her to the United States where she lived the next 68 years of her life at 605 N. Grand.
From this marriage came two daughters, Susan Rogers (Dennis) (Topeka, Kan.) and Mary Whiteside (Larry) (Wichita); three grandsons, Denny Rogers (Janell) (Granville, Ohio), Zachary Maze (Wichita) and Joshua Maze (Sara) (Wichita); and six great- grandchildren, Coury Rogers, Ella Rogers, Bauer Maze, Norah Maze, Isaac Maze and Quinn Maze. She was preceded in death by her husband, Moses; and her four step-children, Charles, Lilly, Tommy, and John.
A prayerful woman, Sue had strong faith and belief in God and Church. She was dedicated to her family and loved them with all her heart. She was most happy when everyone was in the kitchen talking and eating her wonderful food, that took her hours to prepare, or playing cards. She was a loving and caring friend and treated each as part of her family. Up until her illness in June, Sue loved to work in her garden which was filled with tomatoes, squash, green beans, okra, potatoes, corn, garlic, lettuce, grape vines, peppermint, parsley, and beautiful flowers. Sue's love for her Lebanese heritage was maintained through cooking, storytelling, and continued contact with relatives located throughout the world.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Thursday, October 12, at the St. Pius X Student Center, 301A East Cleveland, on the campus of Pittsburg State University, in Pittsburg, Kan., with Fr. Doug Campbell and Fr. Bob Wachter as celebrants. Burial will follow at the St. Mary's Cemetery, in Pittsburg. Family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, in Pittsburg; rosary will be recited at 7:00pm. Public viewing will start after 12 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask expressions of sympathy to be in the form of memorials to the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church SMC Endowment and/or Harry Hynes Hospice. Friends may drop off, or mail, memorials to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 South Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com.
Arrangements and services are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, of Pittsburg.
Published on October 10, 2017
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