Edna Lorraine Bright


April 2, 1911 - June 18, 2013

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Edna Lorraine Bright, 102, of rural Wabash, Indiana, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine. She was born April 2, 1911 in Waltz Township, Wabash County, Indiana to Pliny and Nellie (Sowash) Pitts.

Edna was a 1929 graduate of Somerset High School, and a graduate of the Marion Business College. She married J. Gene Bright in Wabash County on October 18, 1941; he died June 30, 1978. She worked at Bell Fiber in Marion 7 years, the Wabash County Ag Services Office 3 years, and was a farmer's wife and homemaker. She was a former member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church, a member of the Hoosier Homemakers Home Ec Club, the Pioneer Circle, and the Kessler Corner Ladies Society. Edna enjoyed flower gardening, embroidering, cross stitching, cooking and making quilts for her family, and loved to make Christmas cookies. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed Indiana University Basketball and the Indiana Pacers.

She is survived by her son, Jon R. (Judy) Bright of Wabash; 2 grandchildren, Jim Bright of Wabash, and Craig (Cathy) Bright of Marion; 3 great-grandchildren, Jessica Bright of Marion, Torrey Bright and Quinton Bright, both of Peru; sister-in-law, Mary Louise Bright of Somerset, her dear friend, Ellen Harmsen of Wabash, and several nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her brother Robert Eugene "Gene" Pitts, step brother John Goodrich, and step sister Genevieve Mast.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2-8pm Friday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is American Diabetes Association.

The memorial guest book for Edna may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.