Gladys Irene Wright, 104, of Paris, Illinois, formerly of Jasonville, Indiana, passed away at 4:26 a.m. Friday, September 16, 2022, at her home.

She was born August 23, 1918, in Lewis, Indiana, the daughter of Clyde and Irene (Fitzgerald) Shidler. She married Glen Lewis Wright on May 25, 1946, at the family farm in Jasonville. He preceded her in death October 18, 2005.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Templeton of Paris; a sister, Ann Stevens of Coalmont, Indiana; three grandchildren, Pete (Angel) Templeton of Paris, Katie (Peter) Jones of Clearwater, Florida, and Erin Templeton of Paris; seven great-grandchildren, Will, Graham, and Drew Templeton of Paris; Zoe and Sandy Jones of Clearwater, and Jacob Perry and Skyler Cartright both of Paris; two step-grandchildren, Jay (Bryna) Dahlin and family of Chicago, Illinois, and Brook (Bridget) Dahlin and family of Paris; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Bob Templeton, three brothers, and six sisters.

Mrs. Wright was instrumental in the founding of the Shakamak Community Church in Jasonville in the 1970s and remained faithfully devoted to the church for the rest of her life. She attended First Christian Church while living in Paris. She was a model wife and caregiver to her husband of over fifty-nine years. Gladys loved gardening, camping, fishing, mushroom hunting, and all other things outdoors with the exception of swimming, thunderstorms, and snakes. She was talented at cooking, baking, sewing, quilting, and worrying. Grandma Wright was happiest when working in a garden, cooking for others, or spending time with her grandchildren.

Gladys was extremely proud of having earned her high school diploma as part of the Paris High School Class of 2021. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Paris District 95 PALS adult learning program.


Services celebrating her life will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Shakamak Community Church of Jasonville. The Reverend Ron Riggs will officiate, and burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Clay City, Indiana. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. CDT Monday at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris and from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. EDT Tuesday at Shakamak Community Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Cox Funeral Home of Jasonville and Templeton Funeral Home of Paris.


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