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Betty L. Wright, 91, of Foch Street, Ellwood City, passed away in her residence on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.
Born in Wurtemburg on May 28, 1926, Betty was a daughter of the late Leo O. and Caroline Hartzel Fox.
She married Raymond C. Wright on her birthday in 1946, and he preceded her in death in 1988.
Betty was a former member of Wurtemburg United Methodist Church. She loved spending her summers fishing and socializing at the family cottage in Henry's Bend in Oil City.
She enjoyed cooking for family and friends, often searching cookbooks for the perfect recipe.
After spending their first 57 years in Wurtemburg, Betty and Raymond were sent on an adventure for Raymond's work to Charlotte, North Carolina, where they spent three years, and then returned to the Ellwood City area, making their home in Ewing Park.
A loving and devoted wife and mother, Betty is survived by her children Charles W. (Pam) Wright of Ellwood City and Kathy R. Wright (Bruno Lorusso) of New Castle; and a cousin, Jim (Nancy) Horton of Ellwood City.
In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Charles W. and Nancy Rutter Fox and William L. Fox.
Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Joseph A. Tomon Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Ave., Ellport.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Wayne R. Hobbes officiating.
Interment will take place in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made in Betty's name to Wurtemburg United Methodist Church, 1244 Portersville Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117.
The family would like to thank Gateway Hospice and their wonderful staff, and Dr. Lawrence Rahall for their compassionate care.
Published on September 21, 2017
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