L. Ollideen Wright, 95, of Chanute, and a former Thayer resident, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at the Chanute Healthcare Center in Chanute. She had been in failing health.
She was born on March 11, 1917 at Savonburg, to Frank and Anna Jordan Stierwalt. She grew up at Savonburg and attended Savonburg schools graduating from Savonburg High School. She moved to Topeka and worked at a clothing store for a few years before moving back to Savonburg where she worked at the Kansas Ordnance Plant.
She and William “Scotty” Wright were married on July 5, 1943 at Girard. He preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 1995.
They moved to Thayer in 1947 where she was a homemaker and cared for her sons. She moved to Wichita in 2001 where she lived at the Georgetown Village Retirement Center. She moved to the Chanute Healthcare Center in 2009.
She was a member of the Thayer United Methodist Church and the church women’s group. She was also a member of the O.E.S. Thayer Chapter, the Thayer Reading Club, and the Thayer Library.
She is survived by three sons, Gary Wright and his wife, Karen of Coralville, Iowa, J. Alan Wright and his wife, Linda, of Derby, and Charles Wright and his wife, Barbara, of Thayer; four granddaughters, Tara Gossett, Sheila Vasquez, Angela Dial, and Debra Richards; six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorannie Swanson and Betty Lymon.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Thayer United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Thayer Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Wednesday evening at the church. Friends may call the Carson-Wall Funeral Home on Tuesday and Wednesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Thayer Library or to the Thayer United Methodist Church and these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com