Kaye Wright, 71, of rural Marshall, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Marshall. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Memorials are suggested to Saline County Fairground in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, and an online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born July 31, 1940, in Marshall, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. Jones and Kathryn E. Logston Jones. She was a lifelong resident of Saline County where she was a graduate of Marshall High School and member of First United Methodist Church. On June 1, 1957, she married Charles H. (Bud) Wright who preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1986. She was a member of the Missouri Quarter Horse Association, Farm Bureau Board, Saline County Cattlemen's Association and longtime volunteer for 4-H on local and state levels. She received the Dedicated Service Award from the Missouri Quarter Horse Association in 2006 and 2008, was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame in 2011, received an honorary State FFA Degree and most recently received the Frank Graham 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award earlier this year. With her skill and knowledge of horses, she was called upon by the Missouri State Fair to serve as Equine Superintendent, 4-H and FFA Horse Show Superintendent, as well as Superintendent of the Mule Show. She volunteered for 35 years for the Saline County Fair Association, serving as treasurer for many years and was a member and secretary of the Industrial Development Authority of Saline County.
Survivors include three daughters, Kristie Price and her husband, Larry, of Marshall, Kathy Tyre and her husband, Jim, of rural Marshall, and Paige Erickson and her husband, Roger, of rural Haskell, Okla.; seven grandchildren: Jason Price and his wife Lori, Lorin Fahrmeier and her husband, Bret, Seth Tyre and his wife, Lindsey, Katie Tyre, Wade Tyre, Adam Erickson and Colby Erickson; four great-grandchildren, Carson Price, Kelee Price, Wyatt Tyre and Murphy Fahrmeier; as well as her longtime companion, Stanley Duncan and his family.
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