Wright, Kathleen M.
Kathleen M. Wright, 50, of Swisher, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics due to injuries sustained from a car accident on Oct. 4. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with a visitation beginning at 8:30 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Hiawatha, with Father Mark Ressler and Deacon Dennis Mulherin officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Kathleen Marie Wright was born on March 1, 1962, to Caroll and JoAnn (Murphy) Clauson in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Bruce David Wright on June 3, 1989, in Cedar Rapids. She was employed with Cedar Rapids Schools for many years. Kathy was a member of the Swisher American Legion and Women’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed volunteering, traveling, making jewelry, her pets, shopping, the Iowa Hawkeyes and was an avid camper. Kathy loved spending time outside and driving her golf cart. Kathy was great at remembering all of the special occasions of her friends and family. She loved all children and most of all her own children were her pride and joy.
Survivors include her loving husband, Bruce; children, Bruce Jr. and Brittany Wright, all of Swisher; brothers, Gregory (Kathi) Clauson of Hiawatha and Michael Clauson (Wendy Smith) of Cedar Rapids; father and mother-in-law, Ben and Joan Wright of Swisher; special aunt, Katie Wulf of Sioux Falls, S.D.; sisters-in-law, Debra (Charles) James of Urbana, Shawnee (John) Owens, Sheryl (Allan) Novak, Peggy (Larry) Kacher and Nancy (Joseph) Justice, all of Cedar Rapids; brothers-in-law, Ben (Cyndi) Wright Jr. of Cedar Rapids and Jeff (Tammi) Wright of Swisher; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Kathy also had many life long friends that were close to her heart.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, Bill and Mary Murphy and Sam and Nellie Clauson.
A memorial fund has been established.
Please leave an online condolence for the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.
Published in The Gazette Dec. 10, 2012.