Betsy A. Wright, 76, of Vienna, died Wednesday morning, July 11, 2012, at 6:10 a.m. at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Betsy was born on Aug. 26, 1935, in Olney, the daughter of Lewis and Glenna Baird Clark.
Betsy married Rex L. Wright on April 1, 1956, at the United Methodist Church in Martinsville. Rex also passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, from injuries he sustained in the motor vehicle accident.
Survivors include a son, Scott Wright and his wife Melanie of Vienna; a daughter, Tracy Dalton and her husband Mike of Vienna; three grandchildren, Hilary Wright, Lucas Wright and Michael Dalton; and several cousins.
In addition to her parents, Betsy was preceded in death by a brother, David Clark.
Betsy was a graduate of Martinsville High School. She also attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Betsy formerly owned and operated Rainbow Ceramics in Vienna. She also had worked in the fabric shop in Vienna and co-owned a shoe store in Vienna for a number of years.
Betsy was actively involved in a number of community organizations, including being a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, the Daniel Chapman Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, was Queen Mother of the Vienna Vivacious Red Hat Society, chairman of the Vienna Zoning Board and had formerly served as the assistant Vienna city clerk.
Betsy was a faithful and devoted member of the Vienna First United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed working in the Vacation Bible Schools.
Betsy enjoyed sewing, embroidery, and was the “head cookie maker” for her grandchildren as well as many other people and for the local blood drives. Betsy loved children and enjoyed working in the Vienna Grade School book fairs.
Together, Rex and Betsy enjoyed ballroom dancing, were avid golfers, and were devoted to their family and especially enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren and attending their athletic and school activities.
Funeral services for Rex and Betsy Wright were held Monday morning, July 16, at 11 a.m. at Vienna First United Methodist Church. Pastor Don Meeks officiated.
Interment was in Vienna Fraternal Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Vienna First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1349, Vienna, Ill. 62995; the American Heart Association, 2524 Farragut Drive, Suite A, Springfield, Ill. 62704; the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 320 East Walnut Street, Suite A, Carbondale, Ill. 62901 or to the Children’s Lifeline, 194 Sunset Drive, Clay City, Ky. 40312.
To share a memory of Betsy or to leave an online message of condolence for the family, please visitwww.baileyfh.com.
Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna was in charge of arrangements.