Ruth Arlene Obituary, Death – Ruth Arlene (Marquess) Wright died away on Friday, July 7, 2023 at The Arbors at Harmony Gardens in Warrensburg, Missouri. She was 89 years old and had previously resided in Brunswick, Missouri. Memorial services are scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 4:00 PM local time at the Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick, Missouri. The Reverend Lanny Lybarger will preside over the service as the minister.
The viewing will take place at the funeral home from three to four o’clock in the afternoon before the ceremony. At a later time, the burial will take place in the Evergreen Cemetery located in DeWitt, Missouri. Ruth was the daughter of Rolland and Thelma (Blakely) Marquess and was born on August 18, 1933 in Brunswick, Missouri. Her mother’s maiden name was Blakely. She received her diploma from Brunswick High School in 1951 and then continued her education at Kent State University, which is located in Kent, Ohio. At the Methodist Church in Brunswick, Missouri, on May 12, 1951,
she wed the man who would become the love of her life, G.B. Wright. The wedding took place. They shared the joy of parenthood with two children: a girl named Vicky and a boy named Kelly. Kelly passed away on November 17, 1978, and GB passed away on February 9, 2006. She was preceded in death by both of these individuals.
Ruth worked as a telephone operator for Western Light and Telephone in Brunswick, Missouri, as a secretary for the Ohio Telephone Company, and as a caseworker for the State of Ohio Division of Family Services until 1975, which is when they had their first child. Ruth and her husband later had two more children.