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Harriett Wright

Published: Sunday, March 16, 2014 3:49 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014 3:52 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Harriett F. Wright, 91, of Princeton passed away Monday, March 10, at Colonial Rehab and Nursing Center in Princeton.

She was born Aug. 29, 1922, in Walnut to Frank and Mary (Heidenrick) Rettke. She attended Walnut High School. She married Everett Leigh Wright on Dec. 22, 1941, in Peoria. He preceded her in death in 1997.

She worked at the Vassarette Sewing Factory in Princeton and also as a housekeeper at the Princeton Motor Lodge and Holiday Inn in Princeton for several years. She enjoyed gardening and sewing, and fishing with her family.

She is survived by her son, Francis "Jr." (Ruth Ann) Wright of Princeton; three grandchildren, Kathy (David) Humphreys of Princeville, Susan (Mark) Johnson of Tiskilwa and Kenny (Jen) Wright of Hopewell; four great-grandchildren, Nick and Ali Humphreys of Princeville, and Alec and Arik Johnson of Tiskilwa; one sister, Mary Lou Johnson of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Everett; two brothers, Art and Frank Jr. Rettke; and three sisters, Lorena Johnson, Leona Wallace and Alberta Hansen.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 17,  at the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, with the Rev. George Woosnam officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Wyanet.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, March 17, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Friends of Stray or the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.

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