Joséphine Wright, 99 years old | Obituary
Josephine Wright, 99, a longtime Granville Summit resident, died on January 9, 2022 at the home surrounded by her family. Josephine was born on September 4, 1922 in East Troy, daughter of the late George and Louise (Hanscom) Rathbun and her stepmother, Ruth Rathbun. She was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1940.
On January 19, 1941, Jo married the love of her life, Phil Wright. In 1947, the young couple bought a dairy farm in the township of Granville. Together they owned and operated the farm successfully for many years until their retirement in 1986. Jo was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church. After moving to live with her daughter, she attended Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church in Pine City, NY.
Jo loved and cherished his family. She always put others first, which made her a wonderful role model to her family and everyone who knew her. She loved reading, sewing and quilting. The quilting was a joy and she made quilts for her children, grandchildren, and other family and friends. She has received numerous awards at the Troy Fair with her quilting projects.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Daisy Wright of Granville Summit; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Hall-Dalia and Don Dalia of Pine City, NY; seven grandchildren, Darla (Don Boal, Kris (Wendy) Wright, Kelley (Sam) Egli, Mathew Wright, Michael (April) Wright, Rebecca (Sean) Bowers and Andrew Hall; siblings, Harold (Johann) Rathbun d ‘Alabama, Robert (Kay) Rathbun of Troy, Ruth Ann Shumaker of Elmira; brother-in-law Carroll Wooster of Tallmadge, Ohio, 27 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Philip Wright; son-in-law Larry Hall; grandson, Richard Hall; sister, Doris Wooster, brother-in-law Gayle Shumaker.
A private burial will be held at Windfall Cemetery. A celebration of Josephine’s life will be announced at a later date. Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA 17724 helps the family make the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials in Ms. Wright’s name be directed to Windfall United Methodist Church, C / O Marge Pratt, 132 Coolbaugh Hill Road, Granville Summit, PA 16926 or a charity of your choice. . Please share Josephine’s memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.pepperfuneralhomes.com