SPRINGFIELD – Rita Rose Wright, 74, of Springfield died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at St. John’s Hospital.
She was born May 22, 1935, in Springfield, the daughter of John Paul and Emily Cathryn Heinemann Disco. She married John Arthur Wright Sr. on April 28, 1956.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Anna Schleyhan; and a brother, Vincent Bud Disco.
She is survived by her husband, John Arthur Wright Sr.; a daughter, Cathy (husband, Robert) Kretschmar of Palm Desert, Calif.; two sons, John A. (wife, Kathie) Wright Jr. and Donald Wright, both of Springfield; three grandchildren, Danielle, Adam and Chrissy; two great-grandchildren, Hope and Victoria; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Rita was a resident of Springfield all of her life.
She retired from the State of Illinois Department of Transportation.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home, with Pastor Ed Ingram officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gift of Hope.
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