Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 9, 2013 10:45 am EST


HILLIARD — Laura Emma Wright, 93, of Hilliard, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Mill Run Gardens and Care Center in Hilliard.

Laura was born Oct. 24, 1919, in Coshocton to Samuel Ward Miller and Gertrude Lena (Irwin) Miller, and was a graduate of Coshocton High School. She had worked at the former Fashion Page apparel store and Deanna’s Dress Shop, both in Mount Vernon. In 1974, Laura became co-founder of Tiffany’s Restaurant in Mount Vernon.

Laura was an active member of the First Christian Church in Mount Vernon, where she was a choir member and served on various church committees. She was also a member and Past Worthy Matron of Knox Chapter 236, Order of Eastern Star, in Mount Vernon.

Surviving are her children, Deanna Wright Lauer of State College, Pa., Dr. L. Craig (Jane Pilotti) Wright of Dublin; son-in-law, Ron Brewster of Hilliard; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Laura was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years, E. Dean Wright; brother, Frederick Miller; sister, Lena M. Ewing; daughter, Brooke Wright Brewster; granddaughter, Jennifer Brewster Gierman; and sons-in-law, S. Allen House and Robert W. Lauer.

The family will receive friends Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where a service celebrating the life of Laura Emma Wright will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those who wish may make a contribution in Laura’s name to the Gierman Children Fund at the Huntington National Bank, P.O. Box 1558-EA5C48, Columbus, OH 43216 (in honor of their great-grandmother).

The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff and caregivers at the Mill Run Gardens and Care Center in Hilliard for the loving care they provided to Laura during her stay.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Laura Emma Wright.

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