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Amal Khoury

November 9, 1930 November 10, 2020
Amal Khoury
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Amal Khoury, age 90, passed away on Tuesday November 10, 2020 at OSF St. Francis, in Peoria. She was born to Foma and Baz Kawar in Amman, Jordan, on November 9, 1930.

She married Michael M. Khoury on July 10, 1960 in Amman, then together moved to the United States that same year. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and elder brother Shabib Kawar.

Surviving are her younger brother Nabil (Nuhad) Kawar, and three beloved daughters, Mary (Jon Ligon) Harvey, Anne (Dan) Gray, and Lila Khoury, as well as six dear grandchildren Michael, Adam, Kathryn and Maria Gray, and Erik and Tara Harvey who knew her as “Tete” which is an arabic nickname for Grandma.

As an infant, Amal’s family lived in Amman where her father had established a post office. They later moved to Jerusalem. While in Jerusalem, Amal was active in YMCA, doing gymnastics and piano. Due to World War II and the Arab-Israeli conflicts, they moved to Nazareth, and then back to Amman.

Amal was extremely proud of her two brothers, including Nabil’s accomplishments as a pianist and engineer, Shabib’s political acumen and their many other talents as well as their children’s academic and musical skills.

After high school, she moved to London to study secretarial skills. During her four years there, she traveled Europe with her brothers and friends.

After she and Mike married, they honeymooned by traveling to Jerusalem, Lebanon, Egypt, Austria, and Germany before coming to Peoria.

Amal was a long time member of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, where she loved to sing in the choir, serve as Secretary for the women’s philanthropic Holy Cross Philoptochos Society, and help out wherever she could. Amal was also a secretary for many years for the American Syrian Lebanese society, she was involved in the YWCA swim fitness classes, and was an active member of TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) for many years, during which she made many wonderful friendships.

Amal was a kind and loving person. Everyone who met her was touched by her kindness, humility, gentle affection, and loving spirit. She will be dearly missed.

Causes dear to Amal’s heart were her church , and EP!C (Empower People, Inspiring Capabilities). In lieu of flowers, she would love for these organizations to be supported.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020 between the hours of 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with a Trisagion Service at 6:30 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 2:30 PM At All Saints Greek Orthodox Church with visitation 30 minutes prior to service. Father Anastasios Theodoropulos will officiate. Burial will take place on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Parkview Cemetery.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

13

Nov

4:00 PM 11/13/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/13/2020 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Trisagion Service at 6:30 PM

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

14

Nov

2:00 PM 11/14/2020 2:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 11/14/2020 2:30:00 PM
All Saints Greek Orthodox Church

1812 N. Prospect
Peoria, IL 61603

All Saints Greek Orthodox Church
1812 N. Prospect Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

14

Nov

2:30 PM 11/14/2020 2:30:00 PM
All Saints Greek Orthodox Church

1812 N. Prospect
Peoria, IL 61603

All Saints Greek Orthodox Church
1812 N. Prospect Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Parkview Cemetery Final Resting Place

2001 N University
Peoria, IL 61604

2001 N University Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

All Saints Greek Orthodox Church

1812 N. Prospect
Peoria, IL 61603

EPIC

1913 W Townline Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
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