Naomi N. Wright
Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel - Jacksonville
1100 Lincoln Ave.
Jacksonville, IL
Naomi N. Wright
Jacksonville - Naomi N. Wright, 88, of Jacksonville, IL died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Heritage Health in Springfield.
She was born July 10, 1933, in Scott County, the daughter of Ernest and Ethel Killebrew Newingham. She married Harold E. Wright on Apr. 11, 1954, in Alexander and he preceded her in death on May 21, 1999.
She is survived by one daughter, Barbara (Troy) York of Paducah, KY; two grandchildren, Kelsy York of Paducah, KY, and Kyler (Katie) York of Crestwood, KY; one great grandson, Cole York; and one brother, Bernard (Jo) Newingham of Peoria. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Debra Lynn Wright; one son in infancy, Steven Eugene Wright; and two brothers and one sister, Lyndell Newingham, Nadine Arnold, and Carroll Newingham.
Mrs. Wright was a 1951 graduate of Franklin (IL) High School. She had worked as an Instructional Assistant for the Graham School in Jacksonville for many years. She was a member of Central Christian Church. Along with her husband, Naomi helped found Camp Courage and they were active in the Special Olympics. She loved spending time with family, was very social, and enjoyed reading.
A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at Diamond Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Camp Courage. The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Published by Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Oct. 22, 2021.
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Graveside service
Diamond Grove Cemetery.
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I offer my condolences to Naomi´s family. She was a joy to know. I admired her dedication to her daughter, Debbie´s care and the care of others with special needs.
Mary Kennelly
October 29, 2021
I know my parents Russell and Jane Keirl would want me to extend their condolences . My the Lord grant you peace and comfort.
Linds (Keirl) Ferris.
Linda Ferris
October 26, 2021
Missing a great friend and truly nice person. We shared many good and not so good memories. Our many visits, laughs, dinners and outings defines the meaning of “friend”. Barb Keehner

Also, Pete Olson would like to extend his sympathy to the family.
Barb Keehner
October 25, 2021
Our sympathy. Naomi was such a good teacher and friend to Andy and our family. With our love, Andy, Leta, and Dee Ann
Leta and Holtschlag
October 24, 2021
Naomi was a wonderful lady. Her devotion to helping others will always shine bright. My deepest sympathies to Barb and her family.
Nancy Baumann Blanchetti
October 22, 2021
So sorry for your loss what s wonderful lady. Prayer for the family.
Kathy Newbery
October 22, 2021
Naomi spent her life taking care of those she loved. She was instrumental in securing services for individuals with special needs. She was a valued friend and will be missed.
Peg Erickson Elwood
October 22, 2021
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