Helen L. Wright, nee Gegel, 76, of Belleville, Ill., born Sept. 20, 1939, in Marissa, Ill., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, at her residence.
Helen had been a school bus driver for area schools for the past 22 years. She had also attended First Baptist Church in Marissa, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur H. and Edna C., nee Marler, Gegel; her husband, Clifford William Wright; her son, Chris Lee Wright; a brother, Arthur "Fred" Gegel; a niece, Laura Ann Gegel; and her sister-in-law, Nancy Gegel.
Helen is survived by her brother, Brian and Barbara, nee Trappe, Gegel; nephews, Brian T. Gegel, Colin Gegel, Dana Gegel and Arthur Tyrone "Ty" Gegel; and nieces, Nicole Brauer, Teressa Tveit and Jennifer Newgent.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.
Visitation: No visitation times are scheduled.
Funeral: Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at Marissa TWP Cemetery in Marissa, Ill.
HEIL-SCHUESSLER FUNERAL HOME, New Athens, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 28, 2015