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Joyce Leah Wright – Metz Mortuary

    Joyce Leah Wright 
    Joyce Leah Wright, 59, of Benedict, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, in York, Nebraska.
    Joyce was born August 16, 1954 in Carroll, Iowa, to John and Florine (Stangl) Lohmann. She grew up in Glidden, IA, and graduated from Glidden-Ralston High School in 1972. She attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She married Steven L. Wright on August 14, 1982, in York, NE. The couple lived on the farm northwest of Benedict where they raised their four children. Joyce was employed by York General Hospital, where she worked in the specialty clinic. She was an active member of Benedict United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with family, reading, crocheting, gardening, and cooking.
    Joyce is survived by her husband Steve of Benedict; children: Brandon (Jamie) Wright of Central City, NE; Kyle Wright of Benedict; Lauren Wright of Columbus, NE; and Kelly Wright of Benedict; one granddaughter, Amelia Wright, her father, John Lohmann of Glidden, IA, sisters: Janine Allbritton and her husband David of Post Oak Bend, TX, and Judy Beyer and her husband David of Carroll, IA, brother: John Lohmann, Jr. and friend Laurel Albright of Glidden, IA, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.
    Joyce was preceded in death by her mother Florine and her sister and brother-in-law Jan and Doug Squibb.
    Services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, July 25, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in York, NE, with the Rev. Dan Spearow officiating, with interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in York, NE. Visitation will be from 5-9 pm on Wednesday and 9 am-9 pm Thursday at the mortuary.  The family will greet friends Thursday evening from 7-8:30 pm. Memorials are suggested to York County Relay for Life.

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