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Wright, Mada

d. January 14, 2012

Mada Jane Wright, age 87, of Riverton, died Thursday, January 12, 2012 at her son’s residence. She is survived by one son, Ernest (Brenda) Wright of Sherman; Daughter-in-law Nancy Wright of Sherman; six grandchildren, Barry (Tamara) Wright of Columbus, IN, Dawn (Gordon) Lanning of Lincoln, Tia (Scott) Spencer of Preston, England, Tiena (Ryan) Hill of Williamsville, Christopher (Lori) Wright of Wheaton, IL, and Jason (Beth) Wright of Sherman; twelve great-grandchildren; two brothers John A. Haggard of Sherman & O.C. Haggard of Hannibal, MO. Several nieces, nephews & cousins She is preceded in death by her husband John S. Wright on August 30, 1999, a son, Rev. Don Wright, and a granddaughter, Juliet E. Wright and a sister Nigle Primm.

Mrs. Wright was born July 2, 1924 in Fancy Prairie, Illinois, the daughter of Oscar Claude & Jane King Haggard.

She married John S. Wright on December 22, 1944 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Mada was an LPN in the orthopedics department at Memorial Medical Center until her retirement. She was a “Past Worthy Matron” of Eastern Star at the Riverton Lodge. Mada had formed “His Alone” for widowed ladies of the Sherman community. She loved to cook, especially for the holidays, sewing, needle point, gardening & ceramics and loving her grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday January 16, 2012 at the Sherman United Methodist Church in Sherman from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. and where funeral services will be held on Tuesday January 17, 2012 at 9:30 AM.

Pastors Christopher S. Wright, Mike Pennell & Chaplain Barry S. Wright officiating.

Burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Sherman United Methodist Church, Lincoln Christian University Juliet E. Wright Scholarship, Samaritans @ St. John’s Hospital.


  1. We have missed seeing Mada over the years at Bible Gleaners Sunday School class. She was a loyal member of that class, coming every week.

    We also had in common a love of nature and flowers.

    She was very hospitable to allow us to visit her “cottage” at the Villa when we were looking for a home for Tom’s mom.

    Peace to her family who loved her, and based upon the funeral service is a true testament to her faith and love.

    God bless you as you grieve this loss; we will continually keep you in our prayers.


  2. Thinking of you- so sorry for your loss. Mary Kelley Labuzienski

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