Virginia D. Wright

Graveside services for Virginia D. Wright, 86, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo.Mrs. Wright died Sunday, July 23, 2006, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.She was born Sept. 11, 1919, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Walter J. and Theresa M. Miller Ernst.Mrs. Wright graduated from Paseo High School in 1936 and attended the Sarachon-Hooley Secretarial College. She lived in Kansas City, Mo., and then in Johnson County for 45 years. She worked for the K.C. Journal from 1936 to 1942 and at Jack Henry’s on the Plaza during the 1950s.She was a charter member of Leawood Women’s Club and a member of St. Louis and Christ the King Catholic parishes in Kansas City, Mo.She married Jack Randall Wright on Feb. 15, 1941, in Kansas City, Mo. He died Dec. 17, 1992.A daughter, Jana Wright Reynolds, died in June 2002.Survivors include a daughter, Jean Wright Valk and husband Allen, Lawrence; seven grandchildren, Robert Jr., Christopher, Jennifer, John, Michael, Amy and Julie; and a great-grandson, Nicholas.Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Online condolences may be sent at