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John Wright


John Robert Wright, 82, of Rushville, Indiana, passed away May 16, 2019.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Bebout Cemetery, 1284 S. 350 W., Rushville, IN 46173, with his niece, Rev. Amanda Matheny, officiating.

John Robert was born in Rushville June 5, 1936, a son of the late Rosemary (Francis) Wright and Robert Wright. He was the widower of Patricia (Haehl) Wright. He married Patty May 19, 1957, at the Zion Church of Christ in Shelby County. She recently passed away on March 1, 2019, after nearly 62 years of marriage.

John graduated from Manilla High School in 1954. He was a farmer and also sold fertilizer and chemicals for U.S. Steel for 17 years. He was a member of Farm Bureau.

John is survived by two daughters, Teresa M. Wright-Kester (John) of The Woodlands, Texas, and Sheryl L. (Kenneth) Frank of Plain, Wis; two sons, Dr. Robert M. (Lisa) Wright, of West Lafayette, Ind., and Richard A. (Sandra) Wright, of Connersville, Ind.; two brothers, Phillip (Norene) Wright and Mike (Mary Kathleen) Wright, both of Manilla, Ind.

He is also survived by eight grandchildren that were the joy of his life, Dr. Katie Kester, Patrick Kester, Brianne Frank, James Frank, John E. Wright, Daniel Wright (fiance', Mikayla Illingworth), Emily Wright and Curtis Wright.

Memorial donations may be made to the Rush County Senior Center, 504 W 3rd St., Rushville, IN 46173.

Online condolences at www.ToddFuneralHome.com.