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Jan Wright

January 18, 1948 ~ October 23, 2021 (age 73)


Jan Wright, age 73 of Metropolis, Illinois gained her heavenly reward on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at AdventHealth in Sebring, FL surrounded by her loving family. Jan was born on January 18, 1948 the daughter of Lilburn Emmett and Eva Esther (Cooper) Clark in McCracken County, Kentucky. On June 15, 1979 she married Dale Wright and they shared 42 years of marriage.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with Dr. Joe Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.

Jan retired from Massac Unit #1 after 28 years, where she taught mostly 1st Grade. She is a member of First Baptist Church in Metropolis, Jayco Flight 9 Camping Club, Suite Owners Camping Club, and the Paducah Corvette Club. Jan was a loving Wife, Mother, Nana, Sister, and Friend.

Jan is survived by her husband, Dale Wright; children, Michele Wright (Damon), Mendy Harris (Tony), Tate Wright (Rachel), and Meagan Musselman (Edward); grandchildren, Daniel Duncan, Chelsea Duncan, Molly Musselman, Laney Wright, Ryan Musselman, Devin Harris, Lucas Wright, and Annie Kate Musselman; sisters, Betty Bailey and Carol King; several nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Charlotte Dean Clark.

Visitation will be held on Friday evening October 29, 2021 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis.

Memorials may be made in Jan’s name to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 307 Massac Creek Road, Metropolis, Illinois 62960.

Pallbearers will be Edward Musselman, Tony Harris, Damon Harris, Tim Weber, Jim King, and Larry Russell.

Music will be provided by Karen Wemhoener, Pianist.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at



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October 29, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home
70 Jon Street
Metropolis, IL 62960

Funeral Service
October 30, 2021

1:00 PM
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home
70 Jon Street
Metropolis, IL 62960


First Baptist Church Building Fund
307 Massac Creek Road, Metropolis IL 62960

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