Betty E. Wright, 78, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, formerly of Centralia, passed away at 11:37 P.M. April 29, 2017 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born April 3, 1939 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to parents, Arvel and Opal M. (Leneave) Burton. Betty married Waymon “Speed” Wright on March 22, 1958. They were blessed with 53 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on January 26, 2011. A Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Mr. Tracy Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Boyd Cemetery in Dix, Illinois. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.