May 20, 2021
Edgar Elwyn Wright, age 80, died May 17, 2021, at Mount Joseph Senior Village, Concordia, Kan. He was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Jewell County, Kan. to Glenn Ray and Ida Agnes (Miles) Wright.
Wright was a 1959 graduate of Ionia High School. He married Pat- ricia "Pat" Eilers on May 25, 1962, in Hays, Kan. She preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 2016.
Wright received hisbachelor's degree in English from Fort Hays State University in 1963 and his school administration master's in 1968. He received a masters from Kansas State University in behavioral disorders in 1988.
Wright started his teaching career in Oberlin, Kan. He then taught in Mankato and moved to Summerfield, Kan., as a high school principal. Wright was a high school principal at Washington High School, Washington, Kan. He then went to Clifton-Clyde High School, Clyde, Kan. The Wrights moved to El Paso, Texas, where he worked in behavioral education at DeValle High School. He retired from education after teaching special education at Garden City High School in Garden City, Kan. In retirement, he and his wife moved to Montrose, Kan., before moving to Concordia.
He is survived by his two daughters, Kelli Wright of Stockton and Sammi Wright of Stuttgart, Germany.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat; parents, Glenn and Ida; and sisters, Merna Keeler (Nelson) and Ardeth McGinnis (Nolan).
Cremation has taken place and a service will be announced at a later time. Arrangements are under the care of Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia.
Memorial Contributions may be given to First United Methodist Church, Concordia, c/o Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home.