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Betty Lou Wright, 79, of Terre Haute, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017, at her home. She was born June 26, 1937, in Parke County, to Myron R. Smith, Sr. and Clotine (Bartley) Smith.
Betty is survived by her sons, Michael Wright Jr. and wife Mary Dawn and Paul Wright, all of Terre Haute; a sister, Linda Phillips; brothers, Thomas J. Smith and Myron Smith Jr.; three grandchildren, Mary Beth Deevers and husband Mike, Michael Ray Wright and wife Crystal, and Jacob Paul Wright; six great-grandchildren, Morgan, Malachi, and Matthew Deevers, Kyleigh, Madisyn, and Bryce Wright; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Michael Wright, Sr.; brothers, John W. Smith, Delbert R. Smith, and Robert F. Smith; sisters, Norma J. Loden, Emily J. McDonald, and Sue Paddock; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Betty worked for Eastern Express and General Motors. She worked at General Housewares, retiring in 1999. Betty was a member and past worthy matron of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 43 and a past member of the Rebekkah Lodge.
Betty liked to sew, knit, crochet, and make ceramics. She also enjoyed bowling. Betty liked to go gambling and watch her boys race at the dirt track. She always looked forward to her Thursday afternoon ladies lunches.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home, with Jerry Burns officiating. Betty will be laid to rest with her husband in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at: www.roselawnfuneralhome.net
Published on June 6, 2017
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