Margie M. Wright

Margie M. Wright

Margie M. Wright, 87, of Cobden, died Sunday, April 17, 2022, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born on Sept. 6, 1934, in Pomona, the daughter of Andy and Sarah Anna Batson Ellis. 

She married Wilmouth Warren Wright Sr. on Aug. 12, 1951, in Cobden. He preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 2004.             

Mrs. Wright is survived by her children, Janet (Walter) Pentek of St. Simon Island, Ga., Leonard Gregory Wright of Salem, Gary (Susan) Wright of Cobden and Sharon Sweitzer of Cobden; grandchildren Rodney Gajeske, Cindy Zeinert, DeWayne Gajeske, Wilmouth Warren Wright IV, Chris Wright, Gregory Wright, Sarah Parker, Chad Wright, Shannon Seifert, Eric Jerrell, Valerie Jerrell and Kelsey Sweitzer; many great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; siblings Wanda, Bobby, Larry and Donna; other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Wilmouth Warren “Bud” Wright Jr.; siblings Jessie, Billy, Kenny, Donnie, Charlie and Buddy; and daughters-in-law Faye Wright and Sally Wright.              

Mrs. Wright attended Christ Community Church in Murphysboro. She was active in the church whenever possible and wanted to make sure that her family knew God. 

She enjoyed quilting and gardening. She and her husband owned and operated Wrights Auto Service in Cobden for many years. 

She later worked at Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna and at the Illinois Youth Center in Murphysboro. 

She so dearly loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.             

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden, with Pastor Ray Highfield and Pastor Rick McNeely officiating. Interment was in the Cobden Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to Christ Community Church in Murphysboro. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden was in charge of arrangements.

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