Ireda D. Wright

July 10, 1927 ‒ May 03, 2016

Galion, Ohio

Ireda D. Wright, 88, of Galion passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Magnolia Terrace in Galion.

Born July 10, 1927 in Banner Springs, Tenn., she was the daughter of Harvey and Mabel (Brown) Lankford. She married Robert Luther Wright on Nov. 16, 1943 and he preceded her on Aug. 6, 2013.

She was a member of Windfall Emanuel United Church of Christ in Galion. Ireda was the definition of a homemaker, she loved raising her children, enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and also visiting with her neighbors. Ireda worked as an assembler at the former North Electric Company in Galion.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Harvey (Lynn) Wright of Grove, Oklahoma; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia (Dean) Alexander of Galion and Rebecca (Dave) Monroe of Martel; daughter-in-law, Sandra Wright of Galion; seven grandchildren, Rob (Tamara) Wright, Carole (Greg) Fleniken, Jeffrey (Kristen) Wright, Adam (Bethany) Guinther, Veronica (Scott) Schenz, Brian Vossers and Mark Vossers; sixteen great grandchildren and a step-sister, Margery (Emery) Shaffer of Galion.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Robert E. Wright, granddaughter, Stacy Wright Smith; step-mother, Edith Lankford, brother, Dudley Lankford and sisters, Shirley Harrison and Donna Lankford.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Dreama Caudill and Rev. Loyd Caudill, officiating. Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Windfall Emanuel United Church of Christ in care of the funeral home.

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  • We are so sorry to read about the death of Mrs. Wright, What a nice lady she was. Know that many are thinking of and praying for all of you.

  • I’m very sorry to hear of iredas passing she will be very missed such a sweet lady and very loved rest in peace .

  • I really enjoyed caring for Ireda at Galion Pointe she was one of the sweetest people I had the pleasure of meeting.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Iredas passing. It was a pleasure taking care of Ireda. She was the sweetest lady! My thoughts and prayers for her family and friends. Jennifer Stewart. Activity Assistant Galion Pointe

  • The staff at Galion Pointe had the privilege to care for and love Ireda.She will always be remembered in our hearts.May she rest in peace.Prayers and hugs to the family..Galion Pointe Staff.

  • So sorry to hear of Ireda’s passing. Sending thoughts and prayers for the family.

  • Irena was such a sweet lady and I always enjoyed talking to her. She will be sadly missed by everyone.God bless all the family for the sad loss of such a wonderful lady.
    I enjoyed being able to spend quality time with her at Galion Pointe.

  • To the Wright Family,
    Ireda was a wonderful woman and kind to all. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • I will miss my Mother in law, she always was so good to me, and when Bobby passed she missed him so much and when Dad Wright passed she missed them both so much. Now she is at peace and with all she loved that went before her with the Glory of God! I loved you Mom Wright!

  • So sorry for your loss. She was an awesome lady. Always so kind and caring.

  • So sorry for your family loss. She was a loving, caring and a sweet lady. She will be missed by all. Now her and Robert will be together again forever.

  • I know that Barry will miss Ireda and loved her very much. He called her Grandma and loved when her and Pat came back to Galion Pointe to visit him.

    Ireda was a wonderful woman and she loved her husband,Bob, so much and missed him. Now she has joined him and is in a much better place.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

    Barry Snyder and his mother, Donna Wilson

  • I read and Bob were our neighbors on Ketterman drive and we kept in touch over the years after we both moved away, Ireda will be missed she always had a smile on her face.

  • Wright Family,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences in the loss of your mother. Ireda was a kind and loving person. We were always welcome at their house. Bob and Ireda were a part of the extended family of the kids on South and Parson Street. They will always be a part of our fond childhood memories. Our prayers are with you all.

    Warmest regards,
    Patty and Clark LaRue

  • To Ireda’s Family,
    Your mom made MY mom laugh so much. They worked together for many years, and my mom always told me stories about the things she and Ireda did just to make the day a happy place. I remember her on Parson St. when I would visit my cousins, the Jordans, and all the dances in the garage. Such a fun neighborhood. Your mother’s kindness to all will be her legacy as you go through life without her now. My deepest sympathy to all.

    Marsha McCracken Cheesman