Edna Wright (1919 - 2015)

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LEWISTOWN — Edna A. Wright, 95, of Lewistown, passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at The Gardens at Wapakoneta.

She was born in Shelby County, Ohio, on Nov. 30, 1919, to the late Albert and Martha B. (Gross) Leininger. On Dec. 18, 1938, she married Harold E. Wright; her husband of 70 years preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 2008. Edna was also preceded in death by a son, Virgil Wright, two great-grandchildren, an infant sister, Goldie Leininger, a brother, Virgil Leininger, and a niece, Janet Teeters.

Edna was made part of God's family through the waters of Holy Baptism on Dec. 21, 1919, at St. Marks Lutheran Church. When Grace Lutheran Church was started, she joined with her parents as a charter baptized member. Edna was a homemaker and had spent time working at Doan Canning, Ted Fry Feed Mill, Sprague's IGA and Schilling Dentistry. She was a lifetime member of Grace Lutheran Church where she was a former Bible School and Sunday School teacher and held various offices. Edna was also active in women's church groups and was a choir director of the church.

Edna was active as a Farm Bureau member and spent many years raising money for the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. She loved gardening, fishing, crocheting and most of all, being a wife, mom and grandmother.

Edna is survived by her sons and their wives, Hershel and Deb Wright, of Jackson Center, and Merlin and Mary Wrigh,t of Bryan; daughter-in-law, Kandy Wright Norton, of DeGraff; grandchildren, Valerie Wright, of Columbus, Dean (Christi) Wright, of Huntsville, Jason (Lisa) Wright, of Jackson Center, Brian (Krissy) Mullenhour, of Anna, Sandra Roller, of Jackson Center, Angie (Tim) Knapp, of DeGraff, Mary (Brian) Davis, of Lewistown, Sarah (Dean) Elliott, of DeGraff, Amanda (Chuck) Mauk, of Perrysburg, and Ben (Kim) Wright, of Angola, Indiana; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; niece, Betty Miars, of Anna and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Jackson Center and on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, from 10 to 11 a.m. Pastor Kent Hollis will officiate the funeral service at 11 a.m. at church. Burial will be in Plum Cemetery, Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 607 S. Main St., Jackson Center, OH 45334; St. Rita's Hospice, 959 W. North St., Lima, OH 45805; or to The Gardens at Wapakoneta, 505 Walnut St., Wapakoneta, OH 45895.

The Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Jackson Center assisted the family with funeral arrangements and online condolences may be expressed at

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Sept. 13 to Sept. 14, 2015