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Minnie Irene Wright

December 26, 1922 — October 9, 2017

Energy- Minnie Irene Wright, age 94, of Energy, passed away at 5:20am on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Herrin Hospital. Minnie was born in Anna, Illinois on December 26, 1922, the daughter of Ottis and Nellie (Champion) Alger. Minnie was a member of the First Christian Church of Herrin. She was active in church throughout her entire life, however, the First Christian Church of Herrin was the only church she ever officially joined. She worked outside the home as a title processor and notary, assisted in various office functions and helped others as a home care facilitator. Survivors include her daughter- Emily Evansco of Marion Son- Scott and Barb Wright of Johnston City Six grandchildren- Martha Stark, Gary Sullivan, Tanya Prior, Stuart Burns, David Evansco, and Robann Grass Seven Great Grandchildren- Christina Stark, Josh and Casey Prior, Holly Slusher, Cole and Derek Grass, and Micah Evansco Two Great Great Grandchildren- Luke and Kaleb Slusher She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands- Herbert Spurlock and Clearon Wright, two daughters- Peggy Sullivan and Sharon Burns, six sisters, and one brother. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Rhonda for helping care for their mom- she loved you dearly. Memorial services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Ron Henwood and Rev. Derek Levins officiating. A funeral luncheon will follow at the First Christian Church in Herrin. A time of visitation will be held from 10-11am on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home. For those who wish to attend, inurnment will take place at 10:00am on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Hinchcliffe Cemetery in Cambria. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit
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Friday, October 13, 2017

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Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

201 S 13th St, Herrin, IL 62948

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