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Barbara "Willy" Koury

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Barbara "Willy" Koury Obituary
Koury, Barbara "Willy" (Willmann)

Barbara "Willy" (Willmann) Koury, 65, Green Bay, died Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was born June 15, 1949, in Marinette to the late Roy and Kay (Coffey) Willmann. Her mother died at a young age and she was then raised by her father and step-mother, Helen Willmann.

Willy graduated from St. Joseph Grade School and was a proud member of the Class of 1968 from Marinette Catholic Central High School and NWTC. She started her career at West Bank and Trust and most recently worked at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. On October 1, 1992, Willy received a kidney for transplant from her sister, Kate - the greatest gift besides her children, Ryan and Meghan. She enjoyed life to its fullest. Willy loved to sing, garden, plan family events, watch movies, read, crochet, take trips to Door County and especially make people smile.

Willy leaves behind her son and daughter, Ryan Koury, and Meghan (significant other, Shane) Koury; their father, Rick Koury; a grandson, Syrus Kasel; four brothers and three sisters, Mike McDonnell and his wife, Stephanie Blazer, Mary (Tom) Koslowski, Kate Nowicki, Tim Willmann, Willy's twin brother, Roy (Kathy) Willmann, John (Kathy) Willmann, Sue (Don) Kissinger; five brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Bob (Paula) Koury, Joe (Sissy) Koury, Dianna (Dan) Seidel, Dennis Koury, Dave (Mary Jo) Koury, Mary Jeanne (Jeff) Dobratz; 27 nieces and nephews; 19 great-nieces and great-nephews; a great-great-niece and great-great-nephew; her canine companion, Sam I Am; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Patti Owl; and her brother, Tom McDonnell.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 22, followed by a Parish Wake Service at 7 p.m. Friends may also call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2597 Glendale Ave. (one quarter mile east of the corner of Cardinal Ln. and Glendale Ave.), Howard, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 23. The Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 23 with Rev. John Bergstadt officiating. To send online condolences, please go to

A memorial fund has been established in Barbara's name.

The Koury/Willmann families extend their gratitude to the entire staff of the 2nd floor ICU of Bellin Memorial Hospital.

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from July 23 to Aug. 17, 2014
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