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Opal Wright

Mrs. Opal L. Wright, 88, of Fountain City, went home to be with the Lord on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2016.
   Opal was born on October 22, 1927 in Whitewater, Indiana to Albert H. and Miltrida R. Forester Schweizer, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a 1945 graduate of Fountain City High School. On January 1, 1948, she married Verl Wright. They lived most of their lives in the Fountain City area and were blessed with three children and 58 years of marriage before his death in 2006. Opal worked 23 years at Golden Rule Nursing Home, where she was dietary supervisor. She was a former member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church and attended the Fountain City Wesleyan Church, where she had participated with the Golden Agers. Opal also was a former member of the Gleaners Home Ec Club.
   Opal will be missed by her daughter, Diane Banta; son & daughter-in-law, Dennis and Debbie Wright; daughter-in-law, Paula Wright; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, sisters, Henrietta Horn and June Rose Moorman; and several nieces and nephews.
   Opal was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Rev. DougWright; granddaughter, Caryn Banta, great-grandson, Coleton Wright; great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Robertson; son-in-law, Eddie Banta; sister, Frances Butt and brothers Ken, Traster, Edgar, Marion and Harry Schweizer; and two brothers and one sister who died in infancy.
   Opal’s life will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
   Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions are encouraged for the Fountain City Wesleyan Church, 5600 US 27 North, Richmond, IN 47374.

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My mother and I would like to express our sincere condolences to Opal's family.  Mom worked with Opal for many years when they both worked at Golden Rule.  As DON Mom knew she could depend on Opal to serve food that tasted good and that the patients would eat.  Opal was a joy to work with.

Victoria Kidd-Cromis and Joyce Kidd May 13 2016 12:00 AM

Diana and family -

Please accept my heart felt condolence for you and your family.  I always thought your Mom was so cute and I loved her laugh.  She and my Mom, Joyce Allen were always fun to watch together.  They loved each other and had fun when ever they were together starting as far back as their school days.  I hope they are having fun together in heaven.

Sending a hug and prayers,

Karen Allen Mueller May 10 2016 12:00 AM

Diana and family:   So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing.  I know My mom (Joyce Allen) and your Mom were great friends.  Linda (Allen) Calbeck

Linda Calbeck May 10 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear that Opal has passed.  She was a wonderful lady with a great sense of humor and a laugh that could never be forgotten.
She was a great witness of her Christian Faith she taught me many lessons while I was growing up, some that I never understood till I was grown.  I'm so glad I knew her and I am thankful for the lessons I learned from her.
You are all in my prayers

Sue Jeffries Robinson May 9 2016 12:00 AM