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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Obituary - Charles Vernon Wright

Charles Vernon Wright, 94, Sheldon, MO passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at his home in Sheldon. Charles was born December 3, 1926 in Ft. Scott, KS to Erastus V. and Mary L. (Weston) Wright. He married Ruby Castlebury on March 28, 2009 and she survives of the home.

Charles was raised in the Milo area attended El Dorado Springs High School and graduated from Barrington High School in Barrington, IL.. He served in the United States Army during WWII. 

Charles worked in construction most of his life in California. He also lived and worked in Illinois for a time. Charles came back to Vernon County in 1991 and has continued to reside here since that time.

In addition to his wife Ruby, he is survived by his daughter, Barbara Schwinn (Jeffrey), Sheldon, MO and his son, Paul Wright, Gilroy, CA; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one brother, Chester Wright, Milo, MO; one sister, Ruby Kraft, Nevada, MO; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Peggy Wright; one stepson, Sam Castlebury; brother Otis one sister-in-law, Bertha Wright; three nephews and three nieces.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Olive Branch Cemetery in Milo, MO with Rev. Jim Wilson officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to Avalon Hospice c/o Ferry Funeral Home.