Mary Ann Wright

Waldo Funeral Home

Mary Ann Wright

Sherman - Funeral services for Mary Ann Wright will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday July 24 at the Parkview Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 prior to the funeral. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery. Mrs. Wright, 86, passed away Friday, July 16 in Sherman.

Mary Ann Keller was born March 6, 1935 in Ralls, Texas to the late JW and Mary (Smith) Keller. She married Allen (Teeny) Eugene Wright on Feb. 5, 1951. They were married 40 years until his death due to cancer in 1991.

Mary Ann was the baby of 5 siblings. They and their spouses all preceded her in death except for Margaret Keller Armstrong. She is survived by two children, Terri Short and Jerry Wright, both of Sherman; three grandchildren, Matthew Short of Sherman, Mary Beth Jones of Denison, Smith Keller Wright of Ft. Worth; one great grandson, Hayden Short of Allen, TX.; and a host of nephews and nieces whom she dearly loved.

She began her career after both children started school at the Essin Clinic. She worked for several doctors during her time there. Upon retirement, she devoted her time and energy to the work at Parkview Church of Christ.

Mary Ann cooked, sewed, did laundry, taught Ladies' class, VBS, visited the sick and managed funerals until it became too much for her. She traveled with dear friends to Canada, Alaska, New York, London, Colorado and numerous other locations. Mary Ann also played a big part in her high school group, they met monthly and enjoyed reunions over the years. She also published some personal life stories and was a great storyteller. She leaves behind precious memories for her family.

We want to express our deep appreciation to her many professional doctors and caregivers. A special "thank you" to Dr. A. Tocatjian and Dr. Alan McBride, Mayes Home Health and Hospice Plus, who treated us like family.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Parkview Church of Christ or Hospice Plus. The register book can be signed online at

Posted online on July 21, 2021