Jean E. Wright

April 16, 1949 ‒ February 10, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Jean E. Wright, age 65, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday February 10, 2015 at the Knox Community Hospital. She was born on April 16, 1949 in Mount Vernon, to the late Marion E. and Lillian M. (Graham) Winegardner.

She is survived by her sons Michael (Joy) Snyder of Oak Harbor, WA, Robert Snyder of Orlando, FL; a daughter, Christina (Mike) Wythe of Mount Vernon; 7 Grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Donald Wright; two brothers, Dick Winegardner, Larry Winegardner; and her sister Ruth Ann Allen.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 beginning at 6:30 PM at the Faith Baptist Church (8764 Martinsburg Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050) with Pastor Doug Forsythe officiating.

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  • To All the Family, my heart goes out to you, your Mother was a very special person. She was the kind a person you wanted as a friend, because she would do anything for you & to help you! But she didn’t pull any punches- she told it like it was! That’s another thing I liked about her- If I wanted the truth- I knew were to go to get it! but if I needed an ear she was there for that too! She may have been short- but there was a big heart in there ! I will miss her very much! she was a very good friend!, Mother, Grandmother & so much more- she love you all & was very proud of all of you! Shared pics & awards & told me every time some one got a good grade! You all made her Proud!!!! & Happy!!!!!

  • Robert, Michael, and Chrissy. Your mother was my first cousin. Her mother and my father were brother and sister. I haven’t seen her in many years and unfortunately we lost touch. We spent many years together in our childhood, as we had a very close knit family. I was raised by our grandparents and consequently spent a lot of time with all of my cousins. “Jeannie” as we all called her, was a bit of a tomboy , at times. In the summers, she would come and stay for 2-3 weeks , and only having a brother, I loved the girl companionship. We always had so much fun. She was very talented in the crafty things (which I was not) and I remember that she taught me how to knit. She knew how to sew and do embroidery. She loved doing things like that. She taught herself those things at a very young age. I will remember her as a very kind person and so easy to be with. I hope that you know that others share in your sorrow. I know you will miss her but will also have your memories of her. I will be thinking of you .