Joan Marie Wright
Joan Marie Wright
  • November 1, 1945 - July 28, 2017
  • Springdale, Arkansas

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Joan Marie Wright, 71, of Hot Springs passed away peacefully Friday, July 28th, 2017. The Rosary and visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, Tuesday August 1st, 2017 in the chapel of Gross Funeral Home in Hot Springs, AR. A Catholic Mass will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at St. John’s Catholic Church with Father George Sanders officiating. Burial will follow at Crestview Cemetery. The Mass time listed in Sunday’s obituary is in error.

Joan was born November 1, 1945 in Chicago Illinois, to the late Joseph Brindac and Mae Brindac. She was the youngest of three children.

Joan later moved with her family to Hot Springs. She married her husband of 46 years, Wes Wright on February 27, 1965.

She is survived by her two daughters, Dawn Simpson of Van Buren and Shawn McKim of Springdale; her two sons in law, William Cassidy Simpson and Michael McKim; five grandchildren, William Lance Simpson, Kaitlyn Long, Madison McKim, Matthew Simpson, and Sean Michael McKim; sister, Dolores Palizzi; and three great-grandchildren, Cooper Long, Olivia Simpson, and Austin Simpson.

Joan was preceded by her husband, Wes Wright, and her brother Ray Switzer.

The family would like thank Highlands Oncology of Fayetteville, AR. A special thank you to Dr. Gregory Oakhill and Tracy for their love and care while treating our mother’s illness.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. John’s Catholic School to assist students.