The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 25, 2014

Ruth Wright

The Commercial-News

---- — DANVILLE — Ruth Wright, 89, of Danville, passed away Jan. 23, 2014.

She was born March 10, 1924, in Danville, the daughter of Frank and Iva Gray Hyland.

She is survived her children, Tom (Starla) Wright, Pat (Tim) Pratt, Junior (Kim) Wright, Barb (John) Esarey and Tim (Tammy) Wright; her grandchildren, Rachael Wright-French, Becki Wright, Terry Wright, James Cramer, Stephen Cramer, Amber Harper, J.T. Wright, Justin Warnick, Mandy Thrasher, Heather Dominguez, Ashley Wright, Holly Stine, Timothy Wright and Tyne and B.J. Esarey; her 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Frank, Harold, Jim, and Henry Hyland; and three grandchildren Eddie Lee Cramer, Evelyn Rose Troxel, and Mandy Jo Wright.

Ruth loved to plant flowers in her flower beds. She also enjoyed spending time reading, Ruth loved to read the Bible and teach children about the Lord. She also loved listening to music.

In her younger years Ruth would often go fishing with her children. Above all else, Ruth loved her family; especially her 15 grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by anyone who was fortunate enough to have known her.

A celebration of Ruth’s life will begin at 10 a.m. Monday Jan. 27, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. A visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday ,Jan. 26, at the funeral home.

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