Lillian Wright

Lillian Marie Wright

Thursday, February 26th, 1931 - Thursday, November 14th, 2019
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Obituary

Lillian Marie Wright, 88, of Springfield, died Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. She was born February 26, 1931 in Ash Hill, Missouri, to William Marion and Cora May Saylors. She married Elmer Grant Wright on March 4, 1950.
She is survived by her son: Michael and his husband Robert, daughter: Susan Lettow and her husband Wolfgang; Daughter-in-laws: Georgiann Wright and Judy Dykes; Grandsons: Eric and his wife Carrie, Matthew and his wife Sara, Robert Jr. and his wife Sonia, grandson: Preston and granddaughter: Catherine Haslag and honorary granddaughter Angela Howard. She is also survived by great-grandchildren: Taisha, Kagen, Stephen, Emma, Jacob, Aaron, Wyatt, Makenzie and Mallory; great-great-grandson: Alucard and many cousins, nephews and nieces.
Lillian was preceded in death by husband of 39 years: Elmer as well as three sons: Thomas, William and Robert and one grand-daughter: Katherine. Her brothers Elic and James and sisters Luetta and Zetta also passed before her.
Lillian worked from the time she was very young picking cotton and helping her father load and unload firewood. Her first formal job was working in a laundry in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. After marriage she helped support her family by working as a waitress for many years at several Springfield restaurants. She also worked at Zenith where she met her best friend of 50 years Pauline Pulley. She worked as a security guard for Pinkertons at French’s as well as at Lily Tulip and worked in food service for Springfield School District. She continued to work into her early eighties as a product demonstrator at Walmart in Springfield.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Greenlawn North Funeral Home. The funeral service will also be at Greenlawn North. It will be Thursday, November 21 at 1:00 p.m. Burial at Greenlawn North Cemetery will follow the service.
The family requests that you consider a donation in Lillian’s name to National Kidney Foundation in lieu of flowers.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Greenlawn Funeral Home North
    Address
    3506 North National Ave
    Springfield, MO
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  • Service

    Thursday, November 21st, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, November 21st, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Greenlawn Funeral Home North
    Address
    3506 North National Ave
    Springfield, MO
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  • Interment

    Location
    Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
    Address
    3506 N. National Ave
    Springfield, Missouri 65803
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Luis Cook-Rideeoutte

Posted at 08:33am
Lillian was a true inspiration to al,l and always had sage advice to give and a warm smile. She will be missed.

Luis Cook-Rideeoutte

Posted at 08:33am
Lillian was a true inspiration to al,l and always had sage advice to give and a warm smile. She will be missed.

Ruby Churchill

Posted at 04:27pm
Aunt Lillian did love my Uncle Elmer very much and her kids. She was so sweet to my Uncle Elmer when his dad died. She had change over the years like most of us do. She will be miss
 
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Deborah Wells Posted at 10:41am

My Aunt Lillian was truly a good hearted person. I didn’t get to be around her much in the last few years but I’ll always remember the picnic lunches she use to bring out to us when we were close by with the show. We would always look forward to Aunt Lillian visits. We would eat and my dad and her would tell stories of the family from days gone by. It was always very interesting to listen to. She always reminded me of my grandma, her sister, so much. They looked a lot alike. In fact, when I got married Aunt Lillian gave me a set of pillow cases that my grandma had embroidered and made for me before she passed. I knew nothing about them. She had given them to Aunt Lillian. To my surprise, Aunt Lillian gave them to me for my wedding present. It was truly a gift from heaven and Aunt Lillian made it happen. She will be missed by me and all the peoples life she touched. I love you Aunt Lillian.
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