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Jo Anne Wright

February 14, 1935November 5, 2020
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Jo Anne Wright age 85 of Nineveh passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020 in her home.

She was born February 14, 1935 in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late John Zollars Knisely and Amelia Knisely.

In March of 1954, she married Herbert Clayton Wright, who died June 8, 2020.

Jo Anne resided most of her life in the Nineveh area. She had operated a ceramics studio from her home. She had a passion for flowers, especially giant sunflowers, and was an avid photographer. Jo Anne used to ride her own a motorcycle. She enjoyed shopping at yard sales and flea markets. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a source of joy in her life.

Surviving are four children, Ruby Kirk, Barbara Karpan (Michael), Carol Pusateri (David), and James Wright; four grandsons, Brandon Henry (Clarissa) and Chad Henry (Brandon Marzke), Nathaniel Wright, and Tristian Wright; two great-grandchildren, Alivia Henry and Preston Burgard. Also surviving is a brother, John Michael Knisely (Virginia); sisters-in law, June and Wanda Wright; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased is a son, David Lynn, who died in infancy; and a sister, Susie Huffman.

  • FAMILY

  • Herbert Clayton Wright, Husband (deceased)
  • Ruby Kirk, Daughter
  • Barbara Karpan (Michael), Daughter
  • Carol Pusateri (David), Daughter
  • James Wright, Son
  • Brandon Henry (Clarissa), Grandson
  • Chad Henry (Brandon Marzke), Grandson
  • Nathaniel Wright, Grandson
  • Tristian Wright, Grandson
  • Alivia Henry, Great Granddaughter
  • Preston Burgard, Great Grandson
  • John Michael Knisely (Virginia), Brother
  • June Wright, Sister-in-law
  • Wanda Wright, Sister-in-law
  • David Lynn Wright, Son (deceased)
  • John Zollars Knisely, Father (deceased)
  • Amelia Knisely, Mother (deceased)
  • Susie Huffman, Sister (deceased)

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jim Wright
  • Dave Pusateri
  • Mike Karpan
  • Brandon Henry
  • Chad Henry
  • Nate Wright
  • Mike Knisely, Honorary Pallbearer
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Tammy Stewart

November 10, 2020

Ruby, I am so very sorry for your loss. May your mom ride on the wings of angels to her eternal resting place. Sending you lots of prayers and hugs.

Jacqueline Holmes

November 9, 2020

I spent many days up at the Wright household had many fun times seems like yesterday....a wonderful lady she was. I will always remember those days.

Jean Reefer

November 9, 2020

Joanne has been my friend since we were in 8th grade. She was a true friend, awesome mother and a great photographer. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Robert Nordberg

November 9, 2020

I remember running into Joann so many times at the Franklin Mall. She was always so pleasant..

Nancy Hurd

November 8, 2020

Jo Anne's daughter and I were best friends in high school. I spent many hours at the home of Joanne and Herbert Wright. They were 2 of the kindest, humble people I have ever known. I remember Mrs. Wright as a sweet, endearing woman who loved her family and her home. I have 2 very distinct memories of her. One, was her vast collection of many colored sneakers. And the other was her motor cycle. Whose mom rode a motor cycle in 1972? It was just too cool.
I am sending my love and deepest sympathy to Ruby, Barbara, Carol and Jim. You had wonderful parents. What a blessing that is.

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Biography

Jo Anne Wright age 85 of Nineveh passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020 in her home.
She was born February 14, 1935 in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late John Zollars Knisely and Amelia Knisely.
In March of 1954, she married Herbert Clayton Wright, who died June 8, 2020.
Jo Anne resided most of her life in the Nineveh area. She had operated a ceramics studio from her home. She had a passion for flowers, especially giant sunflowers, and was an avid photographer. Jo Anne used to ride her own a motorcycle. She enjoyed shopping at yard sales and flea markets. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a source of joy in her life.
Surviving are four children, Ruby Kirk, Barbara Karpan (Michael), Carol Pusateri (David), and James Wright; four grandsons, Brandon Henry (Clarissa) and Chad Henry (Brandon Marzke), Nathaniel Wright, and Tristian Wright; two great-grandchildren, Alivia Henry and Preston Burgard. Also surviving is a brother, John Michael Knisely (Virginia); sisters-in law, June and Wanda Wright; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a son, David Lynn, who died in infancy.

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