MATTOON — Betty Louella Wright, 92, of Mattoon passed away at 3:35 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019.
Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Patrick Powers officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening, November 11, 2019 at the funeral home.
Betty was born on February 10, 1927 in Mattoon the daughter of Asa and Jennie (Waltrip) Wishart. She married Joseph Hugh Wright on April 20, 1946. He preceded her in death on March 1, 2010.
Survivors include her son, Gary (Barbara) Wright of Mattoon, IL; daughter, Linda (Tony) Hendren of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Joe (Cindy) Wright of Hemet, CA, Todd (Tracy) Wright of Mattoon, IL Jason (Heather) Hendren of Mahomet, IL, Christian Hendren (Kwokmun Lee) of Vancouver, Canada, Tony Hendren Jr. of Mattoon, IL and Christine (Rob) Ratliff of Lerna, IL; 16 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren; her loving sister, Wanda Stewart; sister-in-laws, Bernie Wishart and Juanita Leathers; lifelong friend Geraldine Drummond; and many nieces and nephews.
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In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Devaughn Wishart and Bobby Wishart.
Betty enjoyed spending time with her family camping and spending time with her church family. She was a member of the Ash Grove Christian Church where she made many friends.
Memorial donations in her honor may be given to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or Schilling Funeral Home's Facebook page.