Mary (Wright) Klein, 98 of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020.
Mary was born August 7, 1921, in Barnard, Missouri, to the late Ruel "Dick" & Alice (Crain) Kiser. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Education, and started her career in a one-room schoolhouse. She retired as a teacher in St. Joseph after 27 years of teaching.
She married Gene Wright and had 4 children; Greg Wright, Sr., Gayle Saxton, Garvin Wright, and Greta Wells. After Gene's passing in 1986, she married Anthony Klein in 1996 until his passing.
Preceded in death are her parents; husbands; son Greg Wright, Sr., and sister Twila Hutson
Surviving are, children Greta Wells, Garvin Wright (Joyce Handy), Gayle Saxton (Henry Hilsenbeck); 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-great grandchildren.
Ms. Klein was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary #49. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Eagles Lodge; 2004 N Belt Hwy, St. Joseph, MO. The family has requested no flowers.
She has been cremated under the care of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel
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