Paul E. Wright

Paul Edward Wright, 87, of LaFontaine, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Saturday, May 13, 2017, at midnight at his home.

Mr. Wright was a graduate of New Castle High School. He worked in retail establishments offering shoes and clothing for 42 years, with the main responsibility of tailoring suits. He attended Grace Community Church, in Marion.

He was born in New Castle to Fred and Eva Knecht Wright. He and his first wife, Joyce, were married on Sept. 11, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 1986. He married Maxine Monroe on June 28, 1991, and she preceded him on death on Feb. 11, 2016.

Survivors include two daughters, Joy (Tom) Newby, of Daytona Beach, FL, and Kimberly (Rex) Timmons, of Alexandria, KY; two sons, Steve (Cindy) Wright, of Old Saybrook, CT, and John (Julie) Wright, of Noblesville; a stepdaughter, Sharon (Bill) Evers, of Noblesville; a stepson, Wallace Dale (Kary) Monroe, of Roanoke; six grandchildren, Stacey (Jason) Konazeski, Derek (Olivia) Wright, Sara (Brandon) Mitchell, Michael (Kayla) Wright, Chad (Caitie Timmons and Ashley Timmons; five stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 32 stepgreat-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

A service was held on Thursday, May 18, 217, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, with Mark Bardsley officiating. Entombment was at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington County.

Memorial gifts may be made to The ALS Association Indiana Chapter, 7202 E. 87th St, Ste. 102, Indianapolis, IN 46256 or to Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Ste. 100, Indianapolis, N 46240.

Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.