Kay A. Wright 1937 - 2012 Baldwin City
Kay A. Wright, age 75, of Baldwin City, died October 10, 2012, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She was born November 27, 1937, in Harveyville, Kansas, the daughter of Carl F. Rebman and Bonnie (Vausbinder) Rebman.
She grew up in Edgerton, Kansas and was a 1955 graduate of Wellsville High School. She lived in Washington, Alaska, California, New Mexico, and Okinawa, Japan before returning to Baldwin City in 1971 upon her husband’s US Air Force retirement. She also lived in Lawrence from 1995 to 2009 before returning to Baldwin City.
Kay was a lifelong homemaker and housewife. For many years she worked for the Baldwin Ledger as a photographer at various events for the community as well as had a weekly column the “Baldwin Rambler”.
She was a member of Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church of Lawrence, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Evangeline Chapter # 162 Order of the Eastern Star of Baldwin City.
Kay was united in marriage with John H. Wright on April 1, 1956 in Edgerton, Kansas. John preceded her in death on September 5, 1986.
She is also preceded in death by her parents and brother, George Rebman.
Kay is survived by a daughter; Karen Johnson-Phillips and her husband, Tom Phillips, of Kansas City, Kansas; two sons, Kevin Wright and his wife, Robyn, of Cataula, Georgia, John C. Wright of Cameron, Missouri; seven grandchildren, John R. Wright, Stephen Wright, Caitlin Wright, Colton Johnson, Jake Johnson, Brandon Wright, Samantha Gholson; three step grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 15, 2012, at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Baldwin. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin.
Mrs. Wright lied in state at the Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home from 5p.m. Sunday to the visitation hour. The family received friends from 7 to 9:00 Sunday evening at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Salvation Army, c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb- roberts.com.
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