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Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Graveside services for Barbara A Wright, 80, West Plains, Missouri, will be held Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 2:00 p.m., at Evergreen Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, with Chaplain Eric Bowman officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri.

She was born the daughter of the late Jesse Lloyd Phipps and Glenna Bertha Crowder Phipps, on October 18, 1942 in Koshkonong, Missouri and died March 22, 2023 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage May 14, 1961 in Koshkonong, Missouri to Edward Wright, who preceded her in death August 5, 2020.

She is survived by four children, Paul Wright, Thayer, Missouri, Christy Wright, Springfield, Missouri, Joe Wright, Thayer, Missouri, and Becky Craig, West Plains, Missouri; one brother, Darrell Phipps, Thayer, Missouri; five grandchildren, Ethan Wright, West Plains, Missouri, Hannah Wood and husband Scotty, West Plains, Missouri, and Johnny, Christopher, and Timothy Wright, all from the state of Missouri, and one great grandchild on the way; also an honorary family member, Betty Hall, state of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Lloyd Phipps and Glenna Bertha Crowder Phipps; her husband Edward Wright, and a son-in-law, John Craig.

She loved the Lord and loved her Bible and her Christian TV programs and singing for the Lord. She also loved to go sight seeing and really loved to crochet. She always loved and put her family first.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries – Single Outreach Bibles.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Cindy Cowens
    March 24, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

    Sorry to learn of the loss of this sweet lady. Learned to love her as a coworker at Ozark Action, Inc.

  2. Sandra Fine
    March 28, 2023 @ 2:37 am

    Sorry to hear about Aunt Barbara passing. My thoughts and Prayers go out to her family. Aunt Barbara was a really sweet person. I am sorry that I missed her funeral. She was definitely loved by all of us that knew her, as well as Uncle Edward.

  3. Barbara J SteedBarbara
    March 28, 2023 @ 6:25 pm

    Barbara was such a nice person. So sorry to hear of her passing.

  4. Amber(Cozort)Redburn
    March 28, 2023 @ 6:36 pm

    Christy and Wright Families,

    My Deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of your Mother, Barbara. I will be keeping all of you in my daily prayers for comfort, encouragement, strength, and peace. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,

  5. Dianna Weaver
    May 6, 2023 @ 4:38 pm

    Sending condolence to Barbara’s family. I worked with her several years ago. She was a lovely lady, kind and considerate, she always had a smile and looked at life as a gift even through hard times. I just read this today. I am saying prayers for all who loved Barbara. I am sure she is in her heavenly home with Ed. Love to her children. She was such a proud Mom.?❤️