Edith Rogillio Wright
Edith Rogillio Wright of Columbia died Sept. 24, 2011, at The Bluffs in Columbia. She was 96.
She was born May 26, 1915, in Ethel, La., to Ella Austin and Robert Fountain Rogillio. She married William Ulric Wright in Jackson, La., on April 30, 1938.
Mrs. Wright earned a bachelor's degree in education from Louisiana State University in 1936 after graduating from McKowen High School in 1932.
She went on to do graduate work at the university, as well as the University of Southwest Louisiana.
After college, Mrs. Wright taught for two years in East Feliciana Parish Louisiana at Bluff Creek High School before working for the State Hospital of Louisiana as an institutional counselor from 1947 to 1953.
She taught at Jackson High School for 27 years before becoming assistant principal at the high school from 1973 through 1980, when she retired.
Mrs. Wright belonged to the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association and National Retired Teachers Association. She also participated in Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Organization for Women Educators and was president of her chapter from 1955 through 1956.
She served one term as the president of the Parent Teacher Association of Jackson High School.
Mrs. Wright attended First Presbyterian Church in Columbia.
Mrs. Wright is survived by her daughter-in-law, Linda Dawn Burnett Wright, of Columbia; a granddaughter, Elizabeth W. Zobel; and two great-grandsons, Benjamin and David Zobel, all of Bellevue, Wash.
Her husband; son, Erwin U. Wright; and two sisters died earlier.
Visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop W., Columbia, followed by the funeral at 2 p.m.
The entombment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 16 Hitt St., Columbia, MO 65201.
Condolences can be posted at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.