Marilyn R. Wright, 95 of Springfield, passed peacefully from this earth to her eternal home on February 1, 2023.

Marilyn was raised in Kansas City, Missouri, where she met and married her husband, Bill, on October 25, 1947.  She was a longtime member of First and Calvary Presbyterian Church and, previously, National Avenue Christian Church. Marilyn enjoyed her many years of working locally in the insurance industry with both Mutual of Omaha and Joe Martin, Inc.

Among her many talents, she was a gifted knitter and proud winner of a first-place ribbon at the Ozark Empire Fair for one of her afghans. In recent years, she donated countless knitted blankets to Newborns in Need, a local charitable organization devoted to helping families and children facing hardships at the start of their young lives.

She is survived by her son, David Wright of Ann Arbor, Michigan, as well as four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren – the most recent born just three days before her death! She is also much loved by her daughters-in-law Sue Lloyd Wright and April Wright.

There will be a celebration of Marilyn’s life on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the First and Calvary Presbyterian Church under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the William, and Marilyn Wright Donor Advised Fund at The Community Foundation of the Ozarks or the local chapter of Newborns in Need.