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Joyce Arlene Wright, 82, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 3:38 P.M. Monday, September 26, 2016 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born Wednesday, January 10, 1934 in Mount Vernon, Illinois the daughter of Arlie and Iona (Phelps) Hayes. She married John Huey Wright and he preceded her in death on August 25, 2001.
In honor of Joyce's wishes, she will be cremated and a Memorial Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until Service Time: 2:00 P.M. Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend David Shores officiating.
A Burial of Ashes will be held at Old Shioh Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois
at a later date.
Joyce is survived by her special friend: Ben Wright of Du Quoin, Illinois, daughter: Lisa Rollinson of Mount Vernon, Illinois, two sons: Thomas Balsover and wife Julia of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Omer Wilson "J. R." Colclasure and wife Valerie of New Braunfels, Texas, step-son: John Michael Wright and husband Jon Snyders of Nashville, Tennessee, brother: Ray Hayes and wife Carol of Marion, Illinois, nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren, and also a friend and neighbor: Jeanne Thomas of Mount Vernon, Illinois.
In addition to her parents and husband, Joyce was preceded in death by her sisters: Wilma Doris Upton and Maxine Shores, four brothers: Russell Hayes, Glen Hayes, Lester Hayes, and Ed Hayes, two infant brothers: Bobby and Allison Hayes, sister in-law: Wilma Hayes, son in-law: Delbert Ray Rollinson, niece: Rozella Marlow, and nephew: Melvin Kenneth Upton.
Mrs. Wright attended Grace Community Church in Mount Vernon and was cute as a bug.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Grace Community Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Newell Funeral Home, 2707 North Street, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Newell Funeral Home where you may call the Mount Vernon office at (618) 246-0100, the Waltonville office at (618) 279-7272, or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on September 27, 2016
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