Emily K. Wright

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August 26, 1942 - November 10, 2019
Born in Bernie, MO
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Emily Kay Wright, (nee: Burleson) of O’Fallon, MO, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the age of 77. Beloved wife of Phillip Wright; cherished daughter of the late John and Letha Burleson; dear sister of the late Sue Bunting. Devoted mother of Kimberly Ham and Johnna (Stuart) Scarborough; loving grandmother of Maghan (Adam) Kitchen, Justin (Vanessa) Johnson, Jamie (Jacob) Frank, Whitney Jackson, Miranda (Justin) Adams, and Jeff Scarborough; great grandmother of Layla, Makayla, Jack, Allison, Kaylynn, and Elijah; dear sister of Jerry (Janie) Burleson and Joe (Judy) Burleson.

Emily retired from the Fort Zumwalt School District as a teacher’s aid. She was also a faithful member of West End Church of Christ. Emily loved to spend time with family, especially with her grandchildren. She loved baking, sewing, the Cardinals, and was constantly serving others. Emily and Phillip were married for 60 wonderful years. Emily was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made in Emily 's name to Paragould Children Home.

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November 18, 2019

Janie Johnson Burleson

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  1. Jayne Voss-Robinson and Family November 12, 2019 at 8:22 am - Reply

    candle 6My prayers and sympathy to the entire Wright family for the loss of such a loving and kind lady. She served children with a “grandmother” kind of love and attention. She was a ray of sunshine to everyone that was fortunate enough to share in her life. Rest in peace, my friend.

  2. Gale and Joan November 14, 2019 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    candle 7prayers and sympathy to the entire Wright family for such a nice and sweet lady. She will be greatly missed by all who know her.

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