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April 30, 2013

Sandra Jean Wright

Sandra Jean Wright, 72, of Seymour, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon.

She was born in Mystic on Oct. 2, 1940 to Dallas F. and Geraldine Avanelle “Avie” (Kirk) Walker.

Sandra attended Moravia High School and graduated in 1958. Sandra was united on marriage on June 7, 1958 to John David Lewis who preceded her in death in December 1960. To this union, one child was born, David Michael “Mike” Lewis of Seymour.

Sandra was united in marriage on Aug. 13, 1966 to Stuart M. Wright who preceded her in death in September of 2006. She was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency and worked out of the Kansas City, Mo. office from 1983-2003. She traveled throughout the United States working in many different areas of the organization.

Sandra loved her family and friends. She had many special times with them. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren, fishing, boating, playing cards and having family get-togethers. She will be greatly missed by them.

She was a member of the Seymour American Legion Auxiliary and NARFE for active and retired federal employees.

Sandra is survived by son, Mike (Tiena) Lewis; grandchildren, David Lewis and Gregory Lewis; sister, Sharon (Duane) Scott of Ft. Madison; sisters-in-law, Nancy (LeRoy) Tietsort of Sedona, Ariz. and Peggy Oden of Centerville; brother-in-law, Timothy (Ellen) Wright of Wentzville, Mo.; nieces and nephews, Jeff (Jan) Walker of Norwalk, Penny (Rick) Sharp of Centerville, Randy (Jody) Walker of Mystic, Peggy (Rob) Clement of LaPlate, Mo., Kay (Mike) Spieler of Lovilla, Keith (Betty) McCord of Ft. Madison and John (Sue) Tietsort of Sedona, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and one brother, Dallas L. (Mickey) Walker.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at the Lange Funeral Home in Centerville with Pastor Mike Finn officiating. Visitation will be today with the family present from 6-8 p.m.

A memorial has been established to The Wayne County Canine Fund and the Walnut City Christian Church Restorative Fund and may be given to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544.

Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.

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