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Joyce Kay Wright

12/05/1954 - 03/10/2021

Obituary for Joyce Kay Wright

Joyce Kay Wright, 66, of Sedalia, MO passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021 surrounded by her family.  She was born on December 5, 1954 in Sedalia, the daughter of Lewis Russell Wheeler and Augusta Lena (Schnakenberg) Wheeler, who preceded her in death.

Joyce was educated in Sedalia and attended Saint Paul’s Lutheran School, Smith Cotton High School, and State Fair Community College. She spent her years working for The Children’s Therapy Center and the Center for Human Services until her retirement in December 2019. Joyce was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include three children, Justin Wright (Kari) of Windsor, Jordyn Shirky (Shad) of Otterville, and Tate Williams (Kiersten) of Sedalia; ten grandchildren, Austin, Ashley, Mason, Jack, Rose, Hannah, Weston, Coleson, Brecken, and Benjamin; and a sister, Jan McCracken (Steve) of Harrisburg, NC.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Madison Wright.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Boatman officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at the chapel.  

Burial will be at Flat Creek Cemetery, rural Sedalia, MO

Urn bearers will be Grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in care of the funeral home.




06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Memorial Service

10:00 AM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Burial / Interment

11:30 AM
Flat Creek Cemetery

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I had the pleasure of working with Joyce for several years at the Activity Center. She had a great sense of humor & enjoyed having fun. She usually left you with a smile on your face. She will be missed. Prayers & thoughts go out to her family.
- Laura Smith
Aunt Joyce was always like a mom to me in so many ways. Especially when I was a child. She cared for me and loved me as if I were one of her own instead of her niece. Her smile could make any hard day better, and her hugs and sense of humor just made the world better! She was one of the funniest, most sarcastic, and quick witted woman I know. She thought me so many things during my lifetime that I will treasure forever.
- Brenda Gann
We are so sorry for your loss. Joyce was such a beautiful lady and will be missed!
- Chris Hewett
I am so very sorry for your loss. Joyce was so truly an amazing person. So good and kind. Always a smile and her laugh was infectious. Many great memories I will carry in my heart. Fly high my friend. Prayers to the family that God will comfort you through this difficult time.
- Donna Thomas
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Justin & Kari, and all of your family. So sorry for your loss.
- Dorothy Schroder
I am so very sorry for the loss of this wonderful caring lady. She was always so kind and caring. I know this is very hard for the family, but she is free of pain and safe with our precious Lord now & will be waiting for her loved ones to join her. God bless you all as He helps you through this sadness. Nancy Webb
- Nancy Webb
Joyce was so kind and welcoming to my family. I loved to see her smile. She will be missed. I pray for peace and comfort for the family.
- Jandee Neel
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all who knew this amazing woman
- Dana Andrew

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