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Dorothy W. Coury

April 18, 1922 — April 27, 2015

Dorothy Winters Coury, loving wife of Joseph F. Coury passed away peacefully at home on April 27, 2015 surrounded by her husband and loving family. Dorothy was born on April 18, 1922 in Wheeling, West Virginia. She graduated from Triadelphia High School and Elliot Commercial College in Wheeling West Virginia.

She married Joseph F. Coury in Boston, Massachusetts on April 29, 1944. They lived in Maine, Virginia, South Carolina, California, Florida, Illinois, and Indiana. They retired in Plymouth, Indiana and Fort Myers, Florida in 1985.

She is survived by her husband Joe, married for 70 years and 363 days, daughters Susan Jerutis, Mary Gifford, (Ron), Patty Kucera, (Gerry), grandchildren, Jennifer Jerutis (John Ore), Megan Leyes, (Brian), Sarah Jerutis, (Tim Escudier), Jason Jerutis, (Lindsay), Geoff Gifford, Ben Ostrander, (Claire), Adam Gifford, (Nora), Peter Ostrander, (Kaitlyn) and Sam Ostrander. Great grandchildren, Margaret Leyes, Matthew Leyes, Diego Gifford, Molly Leyes, Eliana Gifford, Teddy Escudier, Veronica Ore, Eleanor Jerutis, Auggie Escudier, Amelia Gifford, Frankie Ostrander, Elizabeth Jerutis, Rosa Ore, Hennessy Gifford and Lucy Ostrander.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her father, Guy Herbert Winters, mother Elizabeth Jane Rodecker Winters, sister Eleanor Lee Weisner, and son-in-law Ronald Jerutis. In addition to her loving family of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, Dorothy was an accomplished artist. Painting, needlework, reading and gardening were among her many interests. She loved playing golf with the 18 holers and was recognized in Golf Magazine for her hole in one at St. Charles Country Club in St. Charles, Illinois. Her daughters remember her for her wonderful cooking and baking skills. She enjoyed having lunch with her daughters in Geneva, Illinois as well as in Chicago.

Family was important to Dorothy for she cherished the time she spent with her nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. They enjoyed the times at Fort Myers Beach and Pretty Lake.

Dorothy was always a kind and thoughtful lady. Her volunteer activities included being a Girl Scout Leader. In Plymouth, she was a St. Joseph Hospital volunteer and auxiliary member, a volunteer at Heart and Hands, a volunteer helping the Plymouth Public Library at the Blueberry Festival and volunteered with her husband at the Boy’s & Girl’s Club. She was also a volunteer in the hospital at Geneva, Illinois. She also enjoyed special time with friends as a member of the Red Hat Society.

Because Joseph’s career took the family to many different states at different times in their lives, Dorothy made sure her family was healthy and happy no matter where they ended up living. She always put her husband and children first before herself.

Dorothy was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Family services will take place followed by a public visitation to celebrate Dorothy’s life on Wednesday, April 29th from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street Plymouth. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Center for Hospice Care at 112 South Center Street, Plymouth, Indiana 46563 or St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 400 North Center Street, Plymouth, Indiana 46563 or the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Marshall County, 314 E. Jefferson St., Plymouth, IN 46563.
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