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Rae A. Wright

December 24, 1937 ~ January 14, 2020 (age 82)

Obituary

Rae A. Wright, 82, passed away January 14, 2020 at Eastlake Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born December 24, 1937 in Kendallville, IN to the late Maynard & Ruth (Cleveland) Pray. On August 12, 1962 in Kendallville, IN she married Ronald Wright; he survives along with 2 children, Todd (Chris) Wright, Troy (Jennifer) Wright, 6 grandchildren, Andrea, Derek, Daryn, Ethan, Aaron and Brendan. Also surviving is 1 sister, Sherrill (Ernie) Bartholomew and numerous other family members. Rae graduated from Purdue University in 1959 and received her master's degree from the University of Illinois in 1963. She has been teaching and counseling since 1959 until her retirement in 1997. Rae was a member of Elkhart Teachers Association, on the Board at Bashor Home, and a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church; where she was very active and held just about every position in the church. In her spare time she enjoyed volunteering her time, dressing up as a clown for different charities, doing crafts, sewing, crocheting, knitting, cooking, camping and traveling. Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the 1 p.m. service Friday, January 17, 2020 at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Chaplain John Schrock will be presiding, and burial will follow in Rice Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to Harbor Light Hospice or to St. Paul's United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund. The family would like to thank Harbor Light Hospice and Eastlake Nursing and Rehabilitation for the wonderful care they gave Rae. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rae A. Wright please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Rice Cemetery
400 James Street
Elkhart, IN, 46516

Visitation

JAN 17. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)

Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home

700 E. Jackson Boulevard

Elkhart, IN, 46516

[email protected]

https://www.wmzfh.com/

Service

JAN 17. 1:00 PM (EST)

Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home

700 E. Jackson Boulevard

Elkhart, IN, 46516

[email protected]

https://www.wmzfh.com/

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