In Memory Of
Geneva Wright


West Parris Pedigo
Full Name:
Geneva Carol Wright

Date of Birth:
June 26, 1934

Date of Death:
July 4, 2017

July 7, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM - West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home
July 8, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Shiloh Wesley Chapel Church
July 8, 2017 - 11:00 AM - Shiloh Wesley Chapel Church

Service Information:

Geneva Carol Wright, 83, of Spencer, passed away at her residence Tuesday, July 4, 2017.  She was born in Indianapolis on June 26, 1934 to Oran and Pauline (McCann) Kay.  She was a graduate of Spencer High School and received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington.  She knew she wanted to be a teacher at age 5, and fulfilled her dream by teaching in New Haven, Peru, Grissom Air Force Base, Fort Wayne, and Spencer, which she always considered home.  She was a member of Shiloh Wesley Chapel, Alpha Delta Kappa and Delta Zeta sororities, Cedar Creek Women’s Club, Friends of the Library, the Red Hats Club and many other service organizations.  She always wanted to give to others.  She enjoyed vacationing in Minnesota, shopping, playing in the Tri Kappa Euchre and other card games and attending musicals and plays.  

Geneva is survived by her children, Wendy Wright of Fort Wayne, Jeff ( Anita) Wright of Plainfield, Lisa (Toby) Chapman of Spencer, grandchildren, Thomas and Jonathan Wright of Indianapolis, Andrea Wright of Plainfield, Chalea Chapman of Bloomington, Haley (Kaleb) Morgan of Spencer, and a great grandchild, Kylar Morgan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 44 years, Carroll R. Wright, children Jennifer and Robert Wright, and a sister, Eileen O’Rourke.

Funeral services will be held 11am, Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Shiloh Wesley Chapel in Spencer.  Pastor Diane Wells will officiate.  Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8pm Friday at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer and from 9-11am at Shiloh Wesley Chapel on Saturday.  

Online condolences may be made at

From: Mary and Holly Harmon Jul 5 2017 11:06AM
To all her surviving family, my deepest sympathies on your time of sorrow. The pain of a lost loved one NEVER goes away  but in time hurts a little less as you look back on happy memories spent with her.
From: Alice PettitJul 5 2017 1:46PM

So sorry to hear about your mom, she was a special, sweet lady!

From: Charlene HodsonJul 5 2017 3:58PM
I remember Ginny from Holland Elementary.  She was always so positive and happy.  She had a special way with her to be able to be a Sp. Ed. teacher.  I know that she will be terribly missed.
From: Becky TalatiJul 5 2017 4:36PM
What a sweet and loving teacher!    Genny had such a caring way with all the children at Holland School....the easy and the difficult.   Her kindness  to all of us on staff will always be remembered.  Hope you are doing well, Wendy.  We were all so young way back then.  I am so sorry for your loss.
From: Tammy & John EnriettoJul 6 2017 5:00PM
We would like to send prayers your way since we cannot be there in person. You are a great friend. It is terribly hard to lose a parent. There will always be a place in your heart and alot of great memories. I always know that my Dad is smiling down at me from heaven. It is great to have a support system of family and friends that care. ??????
From: Phyllis HilerJul 7 2017 12:36PM
My Dearest Lisa and Wright Family, you are all in my heart and prayers as you go through this hard separation of Mother passing and now memories of other family members. Know you are wrapped in The Love of God The Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit. Please give yourself time to rest in this. Loving you Dear Family!!!
From: Jamie Tomlinson Jul 9 2017 10:02PM
I taught at Holland and knew Genny as a kind kind and thoughtful person.  She always had a smile and kind word as we passed in the hallway. She was a very special teacher for her students. Thinking of the family and prayers to you in your time of sadness.
Jamie Tomlinson.
From: Members of Alpha Delta KappaJul 29 2017 5:00PM
Genny was a member of our Alpha Delta Kappa teachers' honorary for many years. She was a wonderful lady, compassionate teacher and supportive friend.  
She always had a smile and something kind to say. She was our chaplain for several years and always had something clever and meaningful to share with her fellow teachers.
You have our sympathy during this difficult time. We know you will miss her dearly.
We will all keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Judy Nancarrow, Corresponding Secretary.