Rex and Betsy Wright, of Vienna, died Wednesday, July 11 from injuries they sustained in a head-on vehicle crash. The accident happened Tuesday evening in a construction zone in the Indianapolis, Ind. area. Details of the accident were not available.
Betsy died at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Rex died at 4:30 p.m. the same day at Methodist Hospital, also located in Indianapolis.
Visitation for the two was held Sunday evening at the Vienna High School with hundreds attending. Funeral services were Monday at the Vienna First United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery.
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.
She served as chairman of the Vienna Zoning Board for many years and had formerly served as the assistant Vienna city clerk.
Rex served in the late 1950’s in the Army Air Corps. In 1964, the family moved to Vienna where Rex assumed the management of the Fruit Belt Farm Service office, a position he held for approximately 30 years prior to his retirement.
Rex was a member of two Barbershop Harmony Societies. He had also been very active with Khoury League, coached baseball and refereed basketball games.
Together, Rex and Betsy enjoyed ballroom dancing, were avid golfers, and especially enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren, attending their athletic and school activities.