Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Grace Wright (July 26, 2010)

Grace Wright age 94 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 4:14 P.M. on Monday, July 26, 2010 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Grace was born April 10, 1916 in Rehrersburg, Pennsylvania; to the late Henry H. and Annie L. (Merkey) Frantz.

Grace was a kindergarten teacher for 32 years until she retired in 1982. She taught 5 years in a 1 room school house in Rheems, Pennsylvania. Grace was awarded Educator of the Year for 1982 by the Governor of the State of Maryland. Grace directed the church choir of University Park Church of the Brethren in Maryland for 40 years. She was a Graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. She enjoyed traveling and traveled widely throughout the United States and Europe.

In addition to her parents, Grace is also preceded in death by her husband, Perry S. Wright on June 14, 1989, whom she married June 4, 1939; daughter, Sandra Lynn Parker; sisters, Irene S. Bittinger and Laura S. Pfautz; and brother, Aamon Frantz.

Grace is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanne and Dawes Garrett of Arlington Heights, Illinois, and Linda and Dan Craine of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Michael Garrett, Linnea Garrett, David House, Suzanne House, John House and Christine Parker; and great grandchildren, Benjamin Garrett, Alex Garrett, Lilly Garrett and Sebastian Garrett.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. at the Brethren Retirement Chapel, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will be in the Frystown Cemetery in Frystown, Pennsylvania at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel in Greenville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association 644 Linn Street Suite 304 Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville.