Emma Lavenna Wright

Emma Lavenna Wright, age 94 of Heber Springs, Arkansas passed away on January 29, 2018.  Born on September 1, 1923 in Paducah, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Hazel Elizabeth Venters Tucker.

Lavenna was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She had been a member of Marks Presbyterian Church and currently attended New Life Church in Heber Springs, Arkansas.  Mrs. Wright had spent much of her life teaching children.  She had been a principal for two different schools and had been a teacher at three different schools.  She loved her students and always wanted to make learning fun.

She was preceded in death by her husband Karl Wright, her brother Joseph Pettit Tucker and her son Leland Wright.

She is survived by her daughter Karlene Payton and her husband Leon, her daughter-in-law Sharon Wright, eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Wright is also survived by her other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the New Life Church in Heber Springs with Dr. Laurie V. Jones, Jr. officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lavenna Wright Memorial Educational Fund, c/o 1st Security Bank of Heber Springs.

Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc