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East Peoria Times-Courier - East Peoria, IL
  • Obituary: Barbara Wright, 88, of East Peoria, formerly of Pekin

  • East Peoria - Barbara Ann Wright, 88, of East Peoria, formerly of Pekin, died at 5 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at her home.
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  • East Peoria - Barbara Ann Wright, 88, of East Peoria, formerly of Pekin, died at 5 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at her home. She was born July 22, 1924, in Washington, Ind., to Luther and Famie (Drew) Hughey. She married Odell Wright. He preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 2012. She also was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Nyckie Ann Gorman; two brothers and two sisters. Surviving are two sons, Leslie (Penny) Wright of Washington and Roger (Nancy) Wright of East Peoria; one daughter, Cheryl (Dennis) Sohn of East Peoria; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lou (Gene) Cox and Nancy (Bill) Strockbine, both of Washington, Ind., and LaVerne McDonald of Caldwell, Texas; and two brothers, Bruce (Maria) Hughey of Temple City, Calif., and Bill (Patricia) Hughey of Washington, Ind. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with the Rev. David Troyer officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, and from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Thursday, both at the funeral home. Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. To view Barbara’s video tribute or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.knappjohnson.com.

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