Friday, March 25, 2016


CHESTER HOWARD WRIGHT, 95, of Baldwin City, Kansas passed away peacefully, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Wellsville Retirement Community, Wellsville, KS. 
Chet was born February 14, 1921 in Tuscumbia, Missouri, the son of William Edward and Sara Ann (Hanrahan) Wright.  He graduated from Tuscumbia High School, Class of 1938.
Chet was united in marriage to Eula M. Admire on August 17, 1940 in Versailles, MO.  They shared over 75 years of marriage.
Chet served his country during World War II in the United States Army, achieving the rank of Sergeant with the 361st Infantry Division.  Following an Honorable Discharge, he was a woodworking foreman for HR Vermillon in Baldwin City. He then worked for Massman-Patty, Harren & Westerhouse Construction, and Hercules as a carpenter.  From 1966 – 1976, Chet was the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for Baker University in Baldwin City. After leaving Baker University, he went on to work for Douglas County Wood Products.  He was a member of the American Legion Lloyd Beaton Post #228 and Palmyra Lodge #23 A.F. & A.M., both in Baldwin City.
Chet loved his family and friends, had a wonderful memory, loved his morning and afternoon coffee groups, and loved to travel in his R.V., especially through the Rocky Mountains.
Chet was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Wanita Wright; and a brother, Bill Wright.
Chet was survived by his wife, Eula Wright; three sons, Ronald H. Wright and wife, Brenda, of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, Larry Wright, of Alamorgordo, NM, and Gregory L. Wright and wife, Sheryl, of Wellsville, KS; four grandsons, Lance, Andy, Jon, and Chris Wright; two granddaughters, Rebecca Carlton and Monica Lemon; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2016 at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 712 Ninth Street, Baldwin City, KS. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2016 at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. A Celebration of Life will be held following the graveside services at The Lodge, 502 Ames St., Baldwin City. The family suggests memorial contributions to American Legion Lloyd Beaton Post #228 or Palmyra Lodge #23 A.F. & A.M. c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Condolences may be sent to family through

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