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Faye L. Hodson Humbarger Wright, 87

August 19, 2010

     Faye L. Wright, 87, Marion, died at 7:40 p.m., Friday, July 2, 2010 in her daughter’s residence in Marion.

     She was born in Whitley County to the late Loren and Philena (Brubaker) Hodson and lived in Florida since 1984. She was a 1941 graduate of Coesse High School and was valedictorian of her class.

     Faye married Robert Humbarger on Nov. 1, 1941. They had been married for 48 years when he died in 1989. In 1991, she married George Wright and they were married 19 years at the time of his death May 28, 2010.

     She retired from RCA in 1984 after 25 years, assisted her first husband in his business, Marion Vault Works and was formerly active in Girl Scouts. Faye enjoyed playing piano and organ and formerly played at the Marion Church of the Brethren and played piano for several years at the Woodlands, where she resided in Florida, and also sang in the choir at the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. She loved to cook and bake and enjoyed being outdoors watching birds and bicycling.

     Survivors include one daughter, Velma (Billy) Lugar of Marion; two grandchildren, Marla (Russell) Elkins of Swayzee and Vanessa (Jake Cullison, fiance and his daughter, Evyn) Lugar-Moore of Swayzee; great-grandchildren, Joshua (Madison Martin, fiancee) Martin of San Diego, Breanna Elkins, Brittany Moore and Natalie Moore, all of Swayzee; a brother, Austin (Burneida) Hodson; a sister, Ruth McClain of Columbia City; stepchildren Diane (Dean) Nelson of Grand Junction, Colo.; Jim (Joyce) Wright of Waterford, Wis., Joanne (Charles) Broderick of Sarasota, Fla. and Jean Whipple of Sarasota, Fla.; seven step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild.

     A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Monday, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, with Rev. John Bunch officiating. Burial is in Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Oak Hill High School Orchestra Dept.

     Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.

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