June 1, 2021 ~ 21 Sivan 5781
Laura Koby (nee Mueller) passed away June 1, 2021, at the age of 83. A lifelong proud member of the Louisville community, Laura served on the board of trustees for Jewish Hospital and Four Courts Senior Living. She also served in leadership roles for the National Council of Jewish Women-Louisville Chapter and the Jewish Community Federation of Louisville. She was a member of The Temple and Adath Jeshurun. Laura loved life and the joy of laughter with her family and friends. Laura was fun-loving, an avid golfer, and had weekly card games with her friends—many of whom she’s had since early childhood. Her greatest pride and joy were her family of three children and six grandsons—with whom she took on individual trips to the national parks in the western U.S. and Canada. Laura had such a keen ability to connect with everyone on various topics—from art and literature to sports, music, and current events. She loved movies, reading books, and watching her favorite college basketball team—the Kentucky Wildcats, but would even cheer for Louisville—when they weren’t playing Kentucky.
Laura was the cherished daughter of Charles and Emilie Mueller and was preceded in passing by her loving husband of 50 years, Dr. Jay S. Koby. She is survived by her brother Eddie Mueller (Linda), sister-in-law Elaine Stern (Donnie), and brother-in-law Melvyn Koby (Uncle Mel). Devoted, super mother to Chuck & Risa Koby, Elaine & Randy Moss, and Steve & Marci Koby. Truly loved and loving grandmother to Ben, Jonny, Alex, Charlie, Ethan, and Levi. Special thanks and love to her caregiver, Sherrylle Hammond. Laura was truly a great woman who was the glue for her close-knit family. She will be sorely missed, and her memory will be a blessing to all of us.
The visitation begins at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to The Temple ( https://www.thetemplelouky.org/payment/?payment=Donate%20to%20Honor%20or%20Memorialize) in memory of Laura M. Koby.
Herman Meyer & Son, Inc. funeral home is adhering to the current state mandates. We are at 75% capacity during the service. The funeral home service only will be live streamed via Facebook for those unable to attend. https://www.facebook.com/HermanMeyerSon/