Jean Wright, 66

Jean Wright, 66, LaFontaine, went peacefully to be with her Lord at 12:56 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, with her family at her side at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born on Oct. 11, 1947 in Wabash County, to the late Lawrence “Shorty” Guenin and Marguerite (Troyer) Guenin, she survives in LaFontaine.

She was a 1965 graduate from Southwood High School, also from Ball State University. She married Larry Wright on Aug. 2, 1969, he survives.  She was a school teacher for the MSD of Wabash County Schools for 42 years. She is a member of St. Matthews United Church of Christ, Wabash, and had previously attended LaFontaine Christian Church. She was a member of LaFontaine Eastern Star in LaFontaine, Frances Slocum D.A.R., Retired Teachers Association, and the LaFontaine Study Club.

She is also survived by two sons, Lawrence Paul Wright (Keisha) of LaFontaine,  and Thomas Wright (Dana) of Roann; daughter, Mrs. David O’Roark (Alicia) of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Mark Guenin (Diane), Wabash, and Oren Guenin (Rita), Marion; grandchildren, Tucker O’Roark, Samuel O’Roark, Paisley O’Roark, Elsie O’Roark, Izaak Wright, Logan Wright, and Paxton Wright.

Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, with Pastor Charles Dye and Pastor Brad Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the Lafontaine IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the funeral home, with Eastern Star Service at 7:30 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to Wabash High School Basketball Boosters, 580 N Miami St, Wabash, IN 46992, LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery, P.O. Box 261, LaFontaine, Indiana, or St. Matthews United Church of Christ, 1717 N Wabash St, Wabash, IN 46992.

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Posted on 2013 Dec 10