Aletha M. Wright
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Aletha M. Wright
She was born Dec. 29, 1926, in Rose Valley, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Pearl (Heim) Bower. She was married to Donald R. Wright who preceded her in derath.
As a youth, Aletha was a member of Rose Valley Church. She was a graduate of Montoursville Area High School, where she served on the yearbook staff.
Upon graduation, she worked in the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C., and a munitions factory in Rhode Island during World War II.
In addition to her career as a bookkeeper, she and her husband operated their family dairy farm in Allenwood. She enjoyed puzzles, boating, fishing, and family gatherings. She was an avid reader and letter writer, and her interest in family history was reflected in her collection of photographs and records. She also took great pride in her flower gardening and homemade apple butter.
A talented musician, she played the cordovox for a range of venues, including firehall and barn round and square dances, community festivals, centennial celebrations, weddings, and banquets. She also played the piano for White Deer Valley Baptist Church.
Surviving are four sons, Donald L. (Darla) Wright of Muncy, David L. (Melody)Wright of Littleton, Colo., Dennis R. (Sharon) Wright of Muncy, and Drew W. (Christianne) Wright of Winfield; one daughter, Darlene S. (Charles) Volchansky of Winfield; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Eleanor Kepner, Helen Ulmer, and Ruth Monse; and one brother, John Bower.
A viewing for family and friends will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, followed by the funeral at 2, with Chaplain Robert D. Barner officiating.
Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Evangelical, 235 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.
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