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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Obituary: Francis "Bill" Wright

  • Bill Wright, 99, Brookfield, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at McLarney Manor, Brookfield.
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  • Bill Wright, 99, Brookfield, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at McLarney Manor, Brookfield.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, Brookfield. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the funeral home with the family receiving friends from 6-8 that evening. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Sumner.
    Memorials to First Christian Church or Serve Link Hospice may be left at or mailed to the funeral home at P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, Mo. 64628.
    Francis Scott was born August 9, 1913, in Bucklin, son of Henry and Irene (Gregory) Wright. On May 15, 1940, he married Mary Izella Garrett.
    Bill had farmed south of Mendon for many years. He also had worked for Alpha Beta Grocery, Riverside, Calif., for 14 years. He was baptized in 1926 and was a member of First Christian Church, Brookfield.
    Survivors include his wife, Mary Wright, Brookfield; one son, Hank Wright, Wichita, Kan.; two granddaughters, Christy Wright and Beth Wright, both of Wichita, Kan.; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
    He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Linda Wright; three sisters, Jessie Brewer, Opal Ragan, and an infant, Rachel; and two brothers, Warner Wright and Harold Wright.
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