Linda Wright


Linda Maxine (Spaugh) Wright, age 75, of Franklin, Indiana, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. She was born May 2, 1940, in Hartsville, Decatur County, Indiana, to Walter and Elizabeth (Coffman) Spaugh.

She married Paul E. Wright on August 1, 1986, in Chicago Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 25, 2002.

Linda graduated from Jackson Township High School in Decatur County in 1958 and attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She worked as an office manager for 7K Farms in Taylorsville, Indiana, for several decades. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Franklin Ward. In 1964-1965, she served as a church missionary in Alaska and British Columbia, Canada, and then in Nauvoo, Illinois, in 2009. She was a member of the Relief Society, a global women’s service organization, and volunteered regularly for the USO at Camp Atterbury. She also enjoyed researching family history.

She was the soul mate of Paul, a loving wife and mother.

Survivors include her children, Lizabeth A. Franklin of Georgetown, Texas, Robert P. Wright of Mammoth, Utah, Mark K. Wright (Georgeanna) of Greenwood, Indiana, Brian D. Wright (Heidi) of Bargersville, Indiana, and Laura K. Elliott (Daniel) of Martinsville, Indiana; grandchildren, (Liz:) Kelly J. Franklin, Kathleen F. Franklin, Christian S.A. Franklin, (Robert:) Brittny L. Wright Peterson, Amber L. Wright Davenport, (Mark:) Kristen L. Wright, Leah C. Wright, (Brian:) Brendon D. Wright, Keaton J. Wright, Ashlynne K. Keller, Raegen B. Keller, Morganne E. Keller, (Laura:) Sarah A. Elliott, Jessica T. Elliott, Aaron M. Elliott and Connor J. Elliott; brothers, Kenneth Spaugh of Columbus, Indiana, and Wendell Scott Spaugh of Lafayette, Indiana; a sister, Nina Spaugh Meals (James) of Gallatin, Missouri; and half brothers, Delmos Gates (Mary Jane “Janie”) of Columbus, Indiana, and Wayne Ohaver of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Patty Spaugh Sanders; a brother-in-law, Grant Sanders; half brothers, Charles Spaugh, Frank Spaugh, Artie Ohaver and Donnie Gates; and a half sister, Fannie Spaugh Oliver.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Franklin Ward Bldg., 201 N. Eastview Drive (off of State Road 44) Franklin, IN 46131. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South Morton Street (U.S. 31) in Franklin, IN, and Friday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown, Indiana.

Memorial contritubions may be made to: U.S.O., P.O. Box 96860, Washington, D.C., 20077-7677 or at,LDS Humanitarium Services, 1450 N. University Ave., Provo, UT 84604 or at

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Information: 317-738-0202.