John Robert Wright


John Robert Wright, 82, of Rushville, IN, passed away May 16, 2019.
A Graveside Service will be 11AM, Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Bebout Cemetery 1284 S. - 350 W. Rushville, IN. 46173 with his niece, Rev. Amanda Matheny officiating.
John Robert was born in Rushville June 5, 1936, a son of the late Rosemary (Francis) Wright and Robert Wright. He was the widower of Patricia (Haehl) Wright. He married Patty May 19, 1957 at the Zion Church of Christ in Shelby County. She recently passed away March 1, 2019 after nearly 62 years of marriage.
He graduated from Manilla High School 1954. John Robert was a farmer and also sold fertilizer and chemicals for US Steel for 17 years. He was a member of Farm Bureau.
John is survived by two daughters, Teresa M. Wright-Kester (John Kester) of The Woodlands, TX; Sheryl L. (Kenneth) Frank of Plain, WI; two sons, Dr. Robert M. (Lisa) Wright, of West Lafayette, IN; Richard A. (Sandra) Wright, of Connersville, IN; two brothers, Phillip (Norene) Wright and Mike (Mary Kathleen) Wright, both of Manilla, IN.
He is also survived by eight grandchildren that were the joy of his life, Dr. Katie Kester, Patrick Kester, Brianne Frank, James Frank, John E. Wright, Daniel Wright (fiance' Mikayla Illingworth), Emily Wright & Curtis Wright.
Memorial donations may be made to the Rush County Senior Center 504 W 3rd St, Rushville, IN 46173. Online condolences at
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May 29, 2019
I just heard today that you had passed. Thank you for the laughs and smiles when you came into Park Restaurant. I'm so sorry I didn't get to see you once more. I'll miss you, John.


(Waitress at Park Restaurant)
Norma Hungerford
May 23, 2019
Sorry to hear about your loss you have a beautiful family..