Orveta Mae Wright

March 6, 1923May 14, 2019

Orveta Mae Wright, 96, passed away May 14, 2019. Born to Elsie and Andrew Nicholson in Burrton, Kansas. She attended schools in Hutchinson, Dodge City, and graduated from Walnut High School in 1941. In 1941, Orveta married her husband of 54 years, Wayne Wright. Together they owned and operated Wayne Wright Insurance Inc. for 43 years. She was a member of the Gamma Chapter of Alpha Pi Omega, Delta Theta Tau, Project Beauty, and Knife and Fork Club. She had a magnetic personality and never met a stranger. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her nephew, J. Alan (Linda) Wright; cousin, David (Susan) Unruh; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Orveta's visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sun. May 19, 2019, at Resthaven Mortuary and Celebration of Life Service at 10 a.m. Mon. May 20, 2019, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Interment to follow at 1 p.m. at Old Mission Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Botanica Gardens, 701 Amidon St. Wichita, KS 67203. As a special tribute to Orveta, please wear your snazzy attire.


  • J. Alan (Linda) Wright, Nephew
  • David (Susan) Unruh, Cousin
  • Orveta leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins to cherish her memory.

  • Richard Means, Casket Bearer
  • Dan Brooks, Casket Bearer
  • Greg Scheffler, Casket Bearer
  • Eric Warkentine, Casket Bearer
  • Matthew Unruh, Casket Bearer
  • Justin Warkentine, Casket Bearer
  • David Unruh, Honorary Casket Bearer
  • J. Alan Wright, Honorary Casket Bearer
  • George McEvoy, Honorary Casket Bearer
  • Melvin Unruh, Honorary Casket Bearer
  • Robert Unruh, Honorary Casket Bearer

  • Botanica Gardens


  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 20, 2019


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Peggy Heidebrecht Hannon

May 17, 2019

Lots of wonderful memories of time spent with Orveta Mae and Wayne growing up. They were so much fun and treated us like little princesses. Know this must be a happy reunion for the two of them in heaven! ❤️