Betty Wright

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Betty Lou Wright, 81, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at Miner Nursing Center.

She was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Sikeston, daughter of John T. and Mae Trent Gray. She and Charles Raymond Wright were married Aug. 8, 1944. He died Jan. 6, 2004.

Wright was a clerk for Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities, co-owned and operated Wright's Jewelers, and later operated Kirby's Sandwich Shop. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include a sister, Pauline Hill of Cape Girardeau.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, a brother, two half brothers and two half sisters.

Friends may call at Ponder Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Dr. Rick Ramsey and the Rev. Larry Davis officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.