Edna Bright, 102

Edna Lorraine Bright, 102, rural Wabash, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine.  She was born April 2, 1911 in Waltz Township, Wabash County, to Pliny and Nellie (Sowash) Pitts.

Edna was a 1929 graduate of Somerset High School, and a graduate of the Marion Business College.  She married J. Gene Bright in Wabash County on Oct. 18, 1941; he died June 30, 1978.  She worked at Bell Fiber in Marion for seven years, the Wabash County Ag Services Office for three years, and was a farmer's wife and homemaker.  She was a former member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church, a member of the Hoosier Homemakers Home Ec. Club, the Pioneer Circle, and the Kessler Corner Ladies Society.  Edna enjoyed flower gardening, embroidering, cross stitching, cooking and making quilts for her family, and loved to make Christmas cookies.  She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed Indiana University Basketball and the Indiana Pacers.

She is survived by her son, Jon R. (Judy) Bright, Wabash; two grandchildren, Jim Bright, Wabash, and Craig (Cathy) Bright, Marion; three great-grandchildren, Jessica Bright, Marion, Torrey Bright and Quinton Bright, both of Peru; sister-in-law, Mary Louise Bright, Somerset, her dear friend, Ellen Harmsen, Wabash, and several nieces and nephews.  She also was preceded in death by her brother Robert Eugene "Gene" Pitts, step brother John Goodrich, and step sister Genevieve Mast.

Funeral services were held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service on June 22, with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is American Diabetes Association.

The memorial guest book for Edna may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Jun 24