Ned Howard Wright
January 25, 1940 – January 1, 2021
Ned Howard Wright, 80, of Plainfield, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 1, 2021.
Ned was born to Paul Nelson Wright, Jr and Helen Imogene (McCloud) Wright.
He was a 1958 graduate of Greencastle High School, 1963 graduate of Indiana University with a teacher degree in Physics and Chemistry and a graduate of Purdue University with a Master’s degree in physics. He taught high school thirty six years, first at Shortridge then Speedway.
Ned was a member of Plainfield Christian Church, an honorary member of the Physics Society, past member of the Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd degree Mason.
He is survived by his wife Margaret Carole (Nelson) Wright; daughters, Julie (Curt) VanWanzeele, Amy (Trent) Cowles, Tracy (Marc) McCardle, Kathy (Wade) LaRoche, and Stephanie Wright; eleven grandchildren; sisters, Connie (Hal, deceased) Miller, Linda (Gary, deceased) Huber, Diana (Chris, deceased) Ramey; and a brother, Paul “Pete” Wright.
Ned was preceded in death by his parents; a brother David Wright; and step father Leon Buis.
In agreement with his wishes, private graveside services will be held. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ned’s memory to the Arbor Day Foundation 211 N. 12th St Lincoln, NE 68508.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Ned Howard Wright
January 7, 2021
Mr Write was everything a great teacher should be, and when I became a teacher I often looked back to his personal example of how to teach. He was always there to listen and considered everything I said as though it had meaning. I remember going in many times after school for help in physics, because I was really bad in it, and he always let me know he actually cared about me and was willing to help in any way. He taught me to think critically. He provided me a model of decency and civility that I try to live up to today.
John and Carol Gromer
January 4, 2021
Carole and family:
We appreciated Ned's gentle nature and quiet good humor. He was a great friend and one who will be close to our hearts always.
Our memories of our times with the two of you are very special and will be cherished. Our deepest sympathy to you and the girls.
Carol and John