Evelyn Mae Wright

13 October, 193025 April, 2021

Evelyn Mae Wright, 90, of Davenport, IA, died Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Genesis Medical Center-East.

There will be a private viewing for family. No services will be held. There will be a Celebration of Life at Tina and Damen’s house on Saturday, May 1, at 2:00 p.m. Cremation will take place at Runge Mortuary & Crematory. Cards and condolences can be sent to Johnny Wright, Jr. via the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Evelyn Mae Gripp was born October 13, 1930 in Davenport, to William and Hazel Gripp. She married Johnny W. Wright, Jr. on November 11, 1948.

Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker. She was an in-home babysitter for many years. She loved doing crafts, playing Bingo, and was an avid Campbell Soup collector. Evelyn was a member of the B.P.O. Does Drove #217 at the Davenport Elks Lodge for many years.

Evelyn is survived by her husband, Johnny W. Wright, Jr.; daughters, Diane (Steve) Funk, Linda (Greg) Ashby, Mary Wright, and Donna (Bill) Smith. Sons, David Wright, Ray (Joy) Wright and Ron (Marcia) Wright; along with 16 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, David; sisters, Vera and Millie; brothers, Widge, Frank, and Jack; and son-in-laws, Gregory Ashby and Steve Funk.


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Kathy Miller

2 May 2021

So very sorry for your loss Johnny and all the Wright Family. Was always a pleasure seeing Mae and Johnny at Hyvee. Sending my thoughts and prayers to everyone. Love, Kathy.

Violet Maxine Wright

28 April 2021

To Uncle John and family, I am very sorry for your loss and may God be with each and everyone of you through this sad time. Luv Vie

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