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Obituary for Barbara Wright

April 21, 1941 - June 2, 2019
Bay Village, Ohio | Age 78

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Friend


Barbara Lynne Wright (nee Nelson), age 78, passed away suddenly early Sunday morning, June 2, 2019. Beloved wife of 52 years to Richard; loving mother of Eric (Barbara M.); devoted grandmother of Maggie and Meredith; survived by brothers in-law, sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Florence (nee Duncan), and brother, Ronald (Mary, deceased).

Barbara was born April 21, 1941, in Cleveland and raised in Bay Village. She was a graduate of Bay High School and earned a degree in speech and theater from Ohio State University. Except during her son's early years, Barbara was employed in social services and real estate. Due to her husband's work, she relocated several times, seeing the opportunity as a new adventure. Barbara easily made new friends. When her husband retired ten years ago, the couple moved back to Greater Cleveland.

For most of her life, Barbara was affected with CREST syndrome (limited Scleroderma). Its progressive effects worsened about five years ago. She required skilled nursing care 24/7 and endured numerous hospitalizations and surgeries. The family thanks the staff at O'Neill Healthcare-Bay Village and Cleveland Clinic that provided her with quality care.

Barbara's family and friends have lost a shining light. All will miss her incredibly positive outlook, cheerful demeanor, and sense of humor. Barbara was genuinely interested in everyone she encountered.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Department of Theater, Ohio State University, or Scleroderma Foundation,

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Bay Presbyterian Church, 25415 Lake Rd., Bay Village. 440-871-3822 440-933-3202

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