June 19, 2013

Edna Lorraine Bright


---- — Edna Lorraine Bright

WABASH – Edna Lorraine Bright, 102, rural Wabash, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center, LaFontaine.

She was born April 2, 1911, in Waltz Township, Wabash County, to Pliny and Nellie (Sowash) Pitts.

Edna was a 1929 graduate of Somerset High School, and a graduate of the Marion Business College. She married J. Gene Bright in Wabash County Oct. 18, 1941; he died June 30, 1978. She worked at Bell Fiber in Marion seven years, the Wabash County Ag Services Office three years, and was a farmer’s wife and homemaker.

She was a former member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church, a member of the Hoosier Homemakers Home Ec Club, the Pioneer Circle, and the Kessler Corner Ladies Society. Edna enjoyed flower gardening, embroidering, cross stitching, cooking and making quilts for her family and loved to make Christmas cookies. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed Indiana University Basketball and the Indiana Pacers.

She is survived by her son, Jon R. (Judy) Bright, Wabash; two grandchildren, Jim Bright, Wabash, and Craig (Cathy) Bright, Marion; three great-grandchildren, Jessica Bright, Marion, Torrey Bright and Quinton Bright, both of Peru; sister-in-law, Mary Louise Bright, Somerset, her dear friend, Ellen Harmsen, Wabash, and several nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her brother Robert Eugene “Gene” Pitts, step-brother John Goodrich and step-sister Genevieve Mast.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Wabash.

Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is American Diabetes Association.

The memorial guest book for Edna may be signed at