Barbara Wright, 1939-2018

Published 12:30 am Saturday, January 20, 2018

Funeral services for Barbara Ann Wright, 78, of Albert Lea, formerly of Clarks Grove, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove. The Rev. Jamie Cameron will officiate. Interment will be at St. Theodore’s Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church Monday.

Barbara Wright

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Barbara died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

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Barbara Ann Wright was born June 30, 1939, in Clarks Grove, the daughter of Clayton and Elizabeth (Hanson) Lunning. She grew up in Clarks Grove and graduated from Albert Lea High School.

Soon after graduation, Barbara began working at the bank in Clarks Grove and remained employed there for many years.

On April 11, 1970, Barbara was united in marriage to John Wright at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea.

The couple enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards, and visiting with family and friends, especially spending time with the grandchildren.

Barbara loved spending time in her flower gardens. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove.

Barbara is survived by her son, Scott (Rebekah) Wright; grandchildren Ragan, Wyatt and Abbey; sisters Judy (William) Meyers and Jean Bergo, both of Albert Lea; brother, Craig (Myrna) Lunning of Blooming Prairie; and sister-in-law, Vicki Lunning, of Albert Lea.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, John; parents Clayton and Elizabeth; brothers Steve Lunning and Richard Lunning; and brother-in-law, Larry Bergo.