In memory of
Nellouise Coury (nee Darragh), known to her friends and family as “Nelle,” passed away on January 14, 2010, just nine months after her loving husband, Daniel Coury (“Dan”). Born June 19, 1928, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, she was one of three children born to Charles and Edna Darragh.
At a young age, Nelle was exposed to the diversity of other cultures when her father accepted a federal government teaching position on the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Indian Reservation in south central South Dakota. Nelle lived on the Reservation with her family during World War II and enjoyed horseback riding and was active in the Girl Scouts. She later attended college earning a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Nursing Education in 1952 from South Dakota State College. While in college, she was a member of the Nursing Club during which time she developed her passion for nursing.
Her family returned to Amity, Pennsylvania when her father became the Postmaster General for Amity. She then obtained her Registered Nursing credentials from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and met her late husband during this time frame.
In 1952, Nelle married Dan Coury and together they raised a family of three boys in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. During their marriage, Nelle selflessly served her community as a nurse in the Cardiac Unit at Columbia Hospital in nearby Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.
In addition to their home in Monroeville, Nelle and Dan enjoyed their farmland in West Virginia which they renovated and later sold. In 1984, Nelle and Dan left Pennsylvania to retire and settle in Ocala, Florida.
While living in Ocala, Nelle made dolls, Christmas items, and other gifts which she sold through her small home business, “Nelle’s Home Crafts.” Nelle’s sweet disposition, sense of humor, love for humanity and all creatures, her wisdom and stoicism will be greatly missed by her three surviving sons: Daniel, David, and Paul. Nelle also leaves behind five grandchildren: Spencer, Gabriel, Nicholas (Paul’s children), Harrison and Michael (David’s children); and two great-grandchildren: Alex, and Abigail (Harrison’s children). In addition, she is survived by her brother, Charles Darragh.
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