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April 2, 2014

Joyce Wright

Joyce Wright, 72, of Centerville, passed away March 28, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center.

Joyce was born on Jan. 19, 1942 to John and Icel (Richmond) Wright in Unionville, Mo. She received her education at Cincinnati High School. She was a member of the Cincinnati Community Church.

She had many hobbies; including reading, drawing, singing and playing guitar. She also found joy in going to garage sales, sewing and growing flowers. Joyce especially loved to spend time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her dog, Shadow.

Joyce is survived by her six children, Juwan Terry, Pegi Terry and Mary Ann Riddick all of Centerville; Rodney Terry, Rodale (Pat) Cossolotto and Rebecca Clark all of Cincinnati; her companion, Newt Thomas of Cincinnati; 12 grandchildren, Jayln Morrison, Landon (Erica) Morrison, Chloie Smith, Evy (Mike) Elam, David (Tina) Boley, Tristan and Connor Graham, Michaela, Emily, Kaydee Cossolotto, Joseph Hull and Zane Clark; 11 great-grandchildren, Tyler Morrison, Calvin Smith, Amber and Lexi Vulagmott, Micah and Michaela Elam, Chassidy, Manny, George, Davis and Gerrick Boley; three sisters, Sandy Kay (Elliotte) Lancaster of Iconium, Billie Sue (Charles) Downen of Kirksville, Mo. and Genny Wright of Moravia; one brother, Joe (Noreen) Wright of Muscatine; and one sister-in-law, Dee Wright of Centerville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, James, Johnny and Jerry Wright; one grandson, Manny Geo Boley; and one great-grandson, David Boley.

Services for Joyce will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 3 at Thomas Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Walsh officiating. Visitation will be today from 5-7 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home. Inurnment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the family at Thomas Funeral Home.

Condolences may be shared at www.thomasfh.com.

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