The Clark County Clipper
January 5, 1978
Nellie Mildred Cook Wright
February 26, 1886 – December 20, 1977
Nellie Mildred Wright, daughter of William and Sarah Jane Cook, was born February 26, 1886, at Acres, Kansas and departed this life on Tuesday, December 20, 1977 at the Fountain View Villa in Ashland, at the age of 91 years, nine months and 24 days.
Nellie grew to womanhood in Clark county and on June 15, 1904 at Ashland, she and Clarence Wright were united in marriage. To this union 14 children were born. The Wrights first home was in Acres, then in 1919 they moved to Englewood where they were engaged in the ranching business. Mr. Wright died March 20, 1935. With the help of her children, Mrs. Wright continued to operate the ranch, and she devoted her life to caring for her children and making a warm and welcome place. She was a courageous and dedicated homemaker, who accepted her role with a cheerful and fulfilling attitude.
She had great faith and tried to meet each day in a positive way. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Englewood.
Due to ill health, she made her home at the Fountain View Villa in Ashland the past eight years. She was always appreciative of the tender loving care of the nurses and her radiant kindness was an inspiration to those around her.
In addition to her husband, Clarence, she was also preceded in death by two daughters, Ruth Fox and Margaret Williams, and three sons, Luther, Martin (Buck), and L. A. (Chub).
Mrs. Wright leaves as her survivors seven sons: Quinten C. of Ashland, Edgar W. (Jerry) of Climax Springs, Missouri, Warren of Laverne, Oklahoma, Bruce of Climax Springs, Missouri, Paul and Victor of Englewood and Franklin Clair of Edwards, Missouri; two daughters: Mrs. May Currier of Kirkland, New Mexico and Mildred Coy of Highland, California; 32 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Friday, December 23, 1977, 2:00 P.M. in the First Christian Church, Englewood, Kansas with Brother Jim Graves officiating.
Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery under the direction of Seeger Funeral Home. Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Contributed by Al & Pearl Ellis June 9, 2006.