, Muskogee, OK


March 7, 2013

Nancy Graves Wright

1947 – 2013

— Nancy Graves Wright. Best laugh ever.  Nancy died on March 6, 2013 at her home in Muskogee, Oklahoma after a long illness.  She ran the home and everyone in it for the 43 years of her marriage to Ron Wright.  He and their children, Tom and Sara, helped her as she completed her life here.  Nancy was born on July 31, 1947 to J. Eldon Graves and Audra Graves.  She and Ron have three children; Tom Wright, Sara Wright and Seth Wright, who preceded her in death in 2010.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Jim Graves and Tom Graves.

Nancy spent her time and energy raising her children and taking care of her family.  She enjoyed what her children and their friends enjoyed and always made time for their activities and interests. Christmas was special as all her extended family gathered for many years in Muskogee.

She is survived by her husband, Ron Wright; daughter, Sara Wright; son, Tom Wright and wife Rebecka and their daughter, Zoe; sisters-in-law, Joyce Graves Sharp and Helen Jo Hardwick and her husband, Jim; nieces, Kelly Cardwell, Traci Joyner and Megan Leone; nephews, Taylor Graves and David Graves, and their spouses and children.  She was very close to her family, near and far, and loved them all.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Jardine and Rev. Greg Boyd officiating.

Friends may wish to remember Nancy by making memorials to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2130 W. Okmulgee, Muskogee, OK 74401 or St. Francis Hospice, 1114 W. Broadway, Muskogee, OK 74401.

Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home.  

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