Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 24, 1988
OBITUARY - FERN OLIVE (GLEASON) WRIGHT
Fern Olive WRIGHT was born June 2, 1901 to Elwin and Emma (TENNANT) GLEASON in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and
passed away on March 15, 1988, [at Fountain West Nursing Home] in West Des Moines, Iowa, having reached the age of 86 years, nine months and 13 days.
Her mother died when she was a few months old and her step-mother, Ida B., was the only mother she knew.
On September 2, 1923, she was united in marriage to Roy D. WRIGHT in Mount Ayr, Iowa,
and he died in February 1985.
She attended Simpson College
a year, after graduating from the Mount Ayr High School. She taught school and after she and Roy moved to
Dees Moines, in 1923, she did some substitute teaching in the Des Moines schools.
She was a member of Grace
Methosdist Church, Daughters of American Revolution, and Daughters of American Colonist.
A very accomplished pianist,
she played for soloists throughout the city.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy, on Feb. 7,
1985; and two brothers, Howard and Orville.
Survivors include three nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services were
held 11 a.m. March 17, 1988, from the Wilson-Watson Funeral Home at Mount Ayr, Iowa, conducted by Rev. Doris KINTON. Burial
was in Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Memorials may be directed to the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010
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