Margaret Fay (Willour) Noury

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Margaret Fay (Willour) Noury, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born August 7, 1925 in McAlester, Okla., a daughter of Dr. Leonard Scott and Mary Lavalette (Holmes) Willour. She departed this life in Fayetteville, on February 22 at the age of 85.

Retired from Drewry, Regier, and Stockard Medical Office in Lawton, Okla., shemoved to Eureka Springs in 1985. She was an active parishioner of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Past-President of the Altar Society in Duncan (1959) and Lawton, Okla. (1968), and a longstanding member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Duncan and Lawton, Okla.; and Past-Regent of the NSDAR Abendschone Chapter of Eureka Springs.

On November 24, 1944 in McAlester, Okla., she was united in marriage with James J. Noury, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents; one sister Mary Scott (Willour) Herwagen; and daughter Mary Ann (Noury) Watts.

She is survived by two children, daughter Frances Allen (Noury) Johnson, Oklahoma City,; son James Scott Noury and wife Valorie, Paxico, Kan.; five grandchildren, Alicia Ann Johnson; Eric Julian Noury; Elizabeth Scott (Noury) Breedlove and her husband, Lucas; James Christian Noury, and Alexander Leonard Noury; two great-grandchildren, Korbin Tobias (Carrier) Breedlove, Kohen Alexander-Scott Breedlove; the mother of four of her grandchildren, Mary (Harris) Noury, and a host of friends.

A Rosary/Memorial service was held Feb. 25 at St. Elizabeth's, followed by a funeral Mass Feb. 26.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Building Fund, 232 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 or Washington Regional Hospice, 34 Colt Square, Fayetteville, AR 72703.