Mary C. Wright, 91

Mary Catherine Wright, 91, of Wabash, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 9:47 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

She was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Wabash, to Harvey M. and Beulah (Eakright) Fry.

Mary attended Wabash High School.  She married Jimmy Taylor Wright in Goshen, on May 9, 1942; he died January 8, 1981.  She retired from General Tire in Wabash after 15 years, obtained her Cosmetology Certificate from Marion Beauty College, and also retired at the age of 70, from the Area 5 Council on Aging where she worked as the Meal Site Director.    She was a member of the Wabash First Church of God.  Mary was known for her cooking, and enjoyed ceramics, traveling, mushroom hunting, and her family. 

She is survived by her two daughters, Tonnie D. Ellet of Albion, and Tamara S. (Michael) Plummer of Wabash; seven grandchildren, Lisa Sweet of Noblesville, Julie (Jeff) Hirons of Hamilton,  Trudy (Lance) Coler of Westfield, Derrick (Alissa) Ellet of Albion, Dr. Chelsea Plummer of Ann Arbor, Mich., Courtney (Taylor) Smyth of New Albany,  and Mary T. Wright of Germany; 11 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; sisters and brother, Joan Bradley and Sam (Gaye) Fry, both of Wabash, and Nancy (Harold) Christie of Urbana; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, son, Tony Wright, infant daughter, Karen Wright, brother, Glen Fry, and her sisters, Betty Bradley and Marjorie Ray.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Robb Rensberger officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash First Church of God.

The memorial guest book for Mary may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Mar 22